The second snowstorm in the span of a week is ready to hit the Northeast, and though the snowfall totals won’t be large it will come as a blow to many areas still digging out from the first blast of winter weather.
This new snowstorm is expected to bring mild snowfall beginning Saturday for most of the Northeast and upper Ohio River Valley. The largest snowfall totals for this second snowstorm are expected to come in southern New England, including Boston and Providence. Nearby, New York City and Philadelphia saw a mix of rain and snow.
“Expect those accumulations to kind of work their way northeastward through much of New York state and much of New England,” meteorologist Brian Hurley of the National Weather Service told the The Associated Press.
This second snowstorm hits less than a week after a blizzard dumped more than a foot of snow in some places as it moved across the country. The blizzard is blamed for at least 16 deaths, and was part of a weather system to widespread that it even caused more than a dozen tornadoes in Alabama.
The accumulations from the second snowstorm on Saturday “shouldn’t be as heavy with the previous storm,” weather service meteorologist Marty Rausch said.
Though maybe not as dangerous, the second snowstorm is still causing damage. NBC News reports that it has disrupted several hundred flights, mostly at Boston and New York airports. The tracker service FlightStats.com found that by 4:25 pm on Saturday, counted 446 flights were canceled across the country and another 5,600 delayed.