( 4UMF NEWS ) Spring Snow To Blanket Northeast:
Millions of Americans were under winter weather advisories Monday morning, bracing for a second batch of spring snow as crews worked to dig out from the weekend’s deadly storm.
More than 9 inches of snow fell in Michigan while parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island saw up to 6 inches of snow on Sunday. Heavy winds battered swaths of the country.
The National Weather Service warned Monday that an early spring “Arctic airmass” had settled over the Northeast, with winds expected to subside but cold temperatures to remain.
Accumulating snow was expected to fall from the Great Lakes east to New England, it said, with “several inches” of snow expected to cause tricky driving conditions for morning commuters.
“There will be some slippery spots,” Weather Channel meteorologist Kevin Roth said.
Upstate New York is expected to see the most snow — up to 5 inches — with central and southern New England not far behind, according to Roth. He said other areas will see between 1 and 4 inches.
“The storm does not look as impressive as they had over the weekend — there’ll be a lot less wind and not as much snow,” he added, calling the spring snow “not unheard of but unusual.”
NBC Connecticut reported that some parts of the state — mainly in the northwest — could get more than four inches. Two to four inches could accumulate across inland Connecticut while a coating to two inches of snow is expected along the shoreline by Monday evening, NBC Connecticut reported.
Winter storm warnings and advisories were in effect Monday from Michigan to southern New England, according to The Weather Channel. A rare April flash freeze is also possible in southern New England on Monday, it added, with a potential temperature drop into the 20s.
The Weather Channel reported that winds will be gusty but are not expected to be as strong as the whipping over the weekend.
The deadly winds that lashed the Midwest and Northeast over the weekend killed at least two people and injuring nine others. Gusts ripped off roofs, downed trees and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands.
More than half of those still without power late Sunday were in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to The Associated Press.
The snow is expected to turn to rain by evening, the National Weather Service said. Still, below-average cold is expected to persist through the end of week.
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