Before Punxsutawney Phil predicts whether winter will continue for six more weeks or whether spring will begin in six weeks, the Midwest and the Northeast may get a foot more of snow. The winter storm moving through parts of the Midwest and the Northeast is expected to bring heavy snow extending from Nebraska to southern New England as two storms merge, the National Weather Service predicted. Some snow is expected Saturday evening in parts of the Midwest.
But the brunt of the storm may develop overnight into Sunday morning, with as much as 14 inches of snow forecast for Chicago, the Chicago Tribune said. The National Weather Service advises people in the Chicago area to limit travel while the winter storm warning is in effect. The winter storm warining was to begin at 9 p.m. CST and extend through 6 a.m. CST Monday.
Sunday evening into Monday the storm system may affect an area reaching from Washington to Maine. New York City and Boston may get heavy snowfall, ABC News reported. Following the storm, single digit temperatures are expected for some areas.
Parts of Northeast were inundated with as much as 3 feet of snow earlier this week, following forecasts predicting a storm of “historic proportions.” The resulting storm briefly brought much of the region to a halt, canceling flights and shutting down public transit. Though the storm battered huge parts of New England and Long Island, it mostly missed the New York City metropolitan area, which only received a few inches.
While Chicago is no stranger to snow, the blizzard of 1967 continues to hold the record for largest snowfall, which brought in 23-inches of snow to the city and saw schools closed for a week. More recently, it saw 21-inches of snow in 2011, after a blizzard hit much of the Midwest and the Northeast on Ground Hog Day.