Northeast gets its turn with messy storm of snow, rain, wind

The most widespread travel issues will likely be Tuesday

The storm moves east after pummeling parts of the Upper Midwest.

Forecasters said a new storm is expected to bring several feet of mountain snow, rain and gusty winds to California through the weekend.

The National Weather Service (NWS) predicted more than a foot of snow in parts of upstate NY and the New England region, as well as ice accumulations in parts of Pennsylvania.

So far, the service estimates eastern MA has seen between two and three inches of accumulation, while the central and western parts of the state have observed higher totals ranging from nine inches in Spencer to 10 in Williamstown.

Heavy snow, rain or a mix of both is greeting commuters Monday morning along the Eastern Seaboard.

Several airlines are offering waivers to customers caught in the winter storm. United Airlines is allowing customers flying to New England Sunday or Monday to reschedule their flights free of charge.

Major highways reopened on Sunday in Wyoming and Colorado, a day after blizzard conditions clogged roads with snow drifts.

Road crews were able to reopen all of Interstate 25 and most of I-80 in Wyoming early Sunday after strong winds abated.

The bodies of two children were found in central Arizona after the vehicle they were in was swept away while crossing a swollen creek.

The powerful storm was heading for the north-east US.

Severe storms are also possible in the lower Mississippi Valley on Saturday, and the East Coast faces a nor'easter Sunday night into Monday. In a separate incident, a 48-year-old Louisiana man died.

Two adults and four other children were rescued by helicopter, but a six-year-old girl is still missing. reports that several flights are canceled or delayed at airports in the NY and Boston areas.

Newark, New Jersey, had more than 30 flight cancellations and some inbound planes were being delayed by an average of more than 2 and a half hours due to the weather.

But as the second system moves out Monday, cold air is expected to move in from the north, bringing another round of snow in Boston during the afternoon and evening, according to the weather service.

Across the state, precipitation is expected to wind down Tuesday morning, with rain rapidly tapering off in Boston between 8 and 10 a.m., she said.

More than 200 flights into or out of the US were canceled Monday morning, with more than 700 delays.

While there's general agreement that Sussex County is likely get hammered with at least 6 inches of snow and that Southern New Jerseycounties likes Cape May, Cumberland and Salem will receive primarily rain, projections vary widely on what the storm will deliver to points in between.

Only 3 inches of snow was expected in New York City.



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