Another snowstorm heads to Northeast, dangerous wind chills take aim on Midwest: Latest forecast

Snow begins Sunday morning from D.C. to Philadelphia to New York City.

February 06, 2021, 9:04 PM

Another snowstorm is set to hit the Northeast this weekend as the Midwest braces for dangerous wind chills. First, the snow is slamming the Midwest Saturday. Six inches of snow fell so far in parts of Nebraska.

 

The arctic air rushing across the Great Lakes is also triggering isolated heavy bands of lake effect snow. Over 1 foot of snow has been reported near Buffalo and in parts of western Michigan.

The lake effect snow can bring very heavy snow and gusty winds, leading to whiteout conditions at times.

By early Sunday morning, the snow will push into the Northeast, beginning in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas before reaching Philadelphia and New York City by mid-morning.

 

Bursts of heavy snow are expected with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour possible.

PHOTO: The Midwest and Northeast are looking at more accumulating snow on Saturday and Sunday.
The Midwest and Northeast are looking at more accumulating snow on Saturday and Sunday.
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Due to the storm, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday's vaccination appointments at the Stony Brook and Jones Beach state-run sites will be postponed.

 

Unlike Monday's major snowstorm, this storm will move quickly.

PHOTO: A man removes snow from his driveway in Fair Lawn, N.J., Feb. 4, 2021.
A man removes snow from his driveway in Fair Lawn, N.J., Feb. 4, 2021.
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PHOTO: People walk through the snow at Coney Island on Feb. 3, 2021 in New York City.
People walk through the snow at Coney Island on Feb. 3, 2021 in New York City.
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By the afternoon the snow will be focused on New England and by the evening the snow showers will be lingering along the New England coast.

The Interstate-95 corridor could see 3 to 6 inches of snow from Philadelphia through Boston.

Parts of Long Island and southeast New England could end up with over 6 inches.

PHOTO: A person uses a snowblower to clear snow from the road during winter storm Orlena in Lawrence, Mass., on Feb. 2, 2021.
A person uses a snowblower to clear snow from the road during winter storm Orlena in Lawrence, Mass., on Feb. 2, 2021.
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Meanwhile, a blast of polar air is moving into the Midwest.

On Sunday morning, the wind chill -- what temperature it feels like -- will plunge to minus 28 degrees in Minneapolis, minus 26 degrees in Green Bay, minus 19 degrees in Chicago and minus 5 degrees in Detroit.

The bitter cold will stay in the Midwest for several days before expanding south into the middle of next week.

PHOTO: Bill Richardson uses a snow blower in Minneapolis, Feb. 4, 2021.
Bill Richardson uses a snow blower in Minneapolis, Feb. 4, 2021.
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