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Winter Storm Thor should bring just about every type of precipitation. Our Winter Weather Expert Tom Niziol takes a look at just how bad it's going to get.
A harbor light is covered by snow and ice on the Lake Michigan at 31st Street Harbor, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Chicago. After one of the coldest, snowiest Februarys on record, March is expected to open with a continuation of below-normal temperatures. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A harbor light is covered by snow and ice on the Lake Michigan at 31st Street Harbor, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Chicago. After one of the coldest, snowiest February's on record, March is expected to open with a continuation of below-normal temperatures. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A harbor light is covered by snow and ice on the Lake Michigan at 31st Street Harbor, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Chicago. After one of the coldest, snowiest February's on record, March is expected to open with a continuation of below-normal temperatures. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A view down Second Avenue in Midtown Manhattan as snow falls in New York March 1, 2015. A snow alert and travel advisory have been issued as accumulations of 1-3 inches are expected Sunday that could mean a hazardous Monday morning commute. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker cleans the snow from the sidewalk in Midtown Manhattan as snow falls in New York March 1, 2015. A snow alert and travel advisory have been issued as accumulations of 1-3 inches are expected Sunday that could mean a hazardous Monday morning commute. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
HOBOKEN, NJ- FEBRUARY 25: Snow and ice is viewed near the Hudson River with lower Manhattan in the background on February 25, 2015 in Hoboken, New Jersey. New York City and much of the East Coast has been experiencing frigid temperatures over the past week with heavy snow and sleet accumulations. Temperatures have hovered in the teens with wind chills dropping below zero. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 23: Ice builds up along Lake Michigan on February 23, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The city is struggling through the third coldest February on record. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 23: Sonia Salcedo walks on a snowy day in Cheesman Park in Denver, February 23, 2015. The Denver area got hit by a large snow storm, and forecast are calling for more snow mid week. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23: People walk by a build-up of ice in the East River near the Manhattan Bridge on February 23, 2015 in New York City. New York City and much of the East Coast has been experiencing frigid temperatures over the past week with heavy snow and sleet accumulations. Temperatures have hovered in the teens with wind chills dropping below zero.(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23: A newly wed couple poses for photographers near the East River on a cold day on February 23, 2015 in New York City. New York City and much of the East Coast has been experiencing frigid temperatures over the past week with heavy snow and sleet accumulations. Temperatures have hovered in the teens with wind chills dropping below zero.(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23: A build-up of ice is viewed in the East River near the Manhattan Bridge on February 23, 2015 in New York City. New York City and much of the East Coast has been experiencing frigid temperatures over the past week with heavy snow and sleet accumulations. Temperatures have hovered in the teens with wind chills dropping below zero.(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 23: Eddie Garica waits for a trail in downtown Denver, February 23, 2015. The Denver area got hit by a large snow storm, and forecast are calling for more snow mid week. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
A motorist makes their way onto a sleet-covered highway, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Dallas. Freezing rain affected travel in nearly half of Texas on Monday, and winter storm warnings were issued in the northern part of the state. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
07:38AM ET 02.23.15 The bitter cold will continue over much of the East into the first part of the week.
Commuters make their way on a frigidly cold day in New York on February 20, 2015. The temperature in Central Park Friday morning was 2 degrees Fahrenheit (-16.6C). The previous record for this date was 7 degrees Fahrenheit (-13.8C), set in 1950. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Ice flows pass through New York Harbor, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in New York. Arctic air and bitterly cold wind is moving across the Northeast, plunging temperatures into record low single digits, accompanied by subzero wind chills. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A attendee braves the cold after the Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2015 collection was modeled during Fashion Week, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Ice flows pass through New York Harbor, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in New York. Arctic air and bitterly cold wind is moving across the Northeast, plunging temperatures into record low single digits, accompanied by subzero wind chills. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Ice forms on the Brooklyn waterfront in New York on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. An extremely cold air mass is moving into the region on Sunday night. The Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade Center appear in the background. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
Pedestrians brave the cold during their morning commute, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in New York. Arctic air and bitterly cold wind is moving across the Northeast, plunging temperatures into record low single digits, accompanied by subzero wind chills. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Pedestrians brave the cold during their morning commute, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in New York. Arctic air and bitterly cold wind is moving across the Northeast, plunging temperatures into record low single digits, accompanied by subzero wind chills. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Ice floes are viewed along the Hudson River in Manhattan on a frigidly cold day February 20, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the East Coast and Western United States is experiencing unusually cold weather with temperatures in the teens and the wind chill factor making it feel well below zero. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A hay bail snowman smiles from under a dusting of snow, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Mechanicsville, Md. Several inches of snow fell in the region closing the federal government and area schools. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Jim Freeman, who said he was looking for work shoveling snow, carries his shovel over his shoulder as he walks along U.S. 68 in Lexington, Ky., Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Central Kentucky received significant snow accumulations as a winter storm moved through the region on Monday. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)
Amanda Batla and her husband Aaron Batla sled together on the slopped hill on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, after a winter storm in the Washington area. The season's first major snow storm to blast large parts of the South and dropped up to 8 inches of snow around the Washington area. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Seats are empty at an NHL hockey game between the Nashville Predators and the San Jose Sharks because of a winter storm that has left Nashville streets covered with ice and snow Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
06:42AM ET 02.15.15 The Weather Channel meteorologist Reynolds Wolf is in Boston where heavy snow is falling from Winter Storm Neptune.
A man walks two dogs as snow falls on Beacon Hill in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. A blizzard warning was in effect for coastal areas from Connecticut to Maine on Saturday for a fourth major storm in less than a month, promising heavy snow and powerful winds to heap more misery on a region that has already seen more than 6 feet of snow in some areas. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
New England residents are bracing themselves for the fourth major snowstorm since mid-January, set to begin Saturday afternoon and culminate in blizzard conditions with hurricane force winds for coastal areas through Sunday.
A man shovels snow on Beacon Hill in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. A blizzard warning was in effect for coastal areas from Connecticut to Maine on Saturday for a fourth major storm in less than a month, promising heavy snow and powerful winds to heap more misery on a region that has already seen more than 6 feet of snow in some areas. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Pedestrians cross the street as snow falls in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. A blizzard warning was in effect for coastal areas from Connecticut to Maine on Saturday for a fourth major storm in less than a month, promising heavy snow and powerful winds to heap more misery on a region that has already seen more than 6 feet of snow in some areas. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A pedestrian crosses the street in front of a snow plow in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. A blizzard warning was in effect for coastal areas from Connecticut to Maine on Saturday for a fourth major storm in less than a month, promising heavy snow and powerful winds to heap more misery on a region that has already seen more than 6 feet of snow in some areas. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Daniella Perez, left, of Everett, Mass., waits in a long checkout line at the Market Basket in Chelsea, Mass., Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, as people stock up ahead of the predicted fourth major winter storm to hit the region in less than a month. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
BOSTON, MA -- FEBRUARY 09: A local resident shovels snow on February 9, 2015, in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Boston was hit with a third major snowstorm in three weeks, with the latest storm starting on Saturday evening, and expected to continue through Tuesday morning, bringing another 8 - 16 inches of accumulation. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA -- FEBRUARY 09: A car is buried in snow and parked on a residential street on February 9, 2015, in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Boston was hit with a third major snowstorm in three weeks, with the latest storm starting on Saturday evening, and expected to continue through Tuesday morning, bringing another 8 - 16 inches of accumulation. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
BOSTON - FEBRUARY 9: Snowbanks have formed paths around the city, like this one at Dewey Square near South Station. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA -- FEBRUARY 09: A local resident shovels snow on February 9, 2015, in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Boston was hit with a third major snowstorm in three weeks, with the latest storm starting on Saturday evening, and expected to continue through Tuesday morning, bringing another 8 - 16 inches of accumulation. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
QUINCY, MA - FEBRUARY 9: Shoveling out driveways in driving wind in Quincy, Mass. during yet another day of heavy snowfall on Feb. 9, 2015. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
ROCKLAND, MA - FEBRUARY 9: People shovel off the roof at 273 Weymouth St. in Rockland, Mass. after the roof on the building next door collapsed amid yet another heavy winter storm on Feb. 9, 2015. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
ROCKLAND, MA - FEBRUARY 9: The roof collapsed at 333 Weymouth Ave. in Rockland, Mass. as the area was hit with yet another day of heavy snowfall on Feb. 9, 2015. There were no injuries in the incident. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA -- FEBRUARY 09: Cars are buried under snow on a residential street February 9, 2015, in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Boston was hit with a third major snowstorm in three weeks, with the latest storm starting on Saturday evening, and expected to continue through Tuesday morning, bringing another 8 - 16 inches of accumulation. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images) (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA -- FEBRUARY 09: A local resident plows snow on February 9, 2015, in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Boston was hit with a third major snowstorm in three weeks, with the latest storm starting on Saturday evening, and expected to continue through Tuesday morning, bringing another 8 - 16 inches of accumulation. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA -- FEBRUARY 09: A local resident shovels snow on February 9, 2015, in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Boston was hit with a third major snowstorm in three weeks, with the latest storm starting on Saturday evening, and expected to continue through Tuesday morning, bringing another 8 - 16 inches of accumulation. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
BOSTON - FEBRUARY 9: Steve Cooley (cq) glides down Custer Street heading for the Arnold Arboretum (cq). The Jamaica Plain resident, who has an outside job, said 'I couldn't work outside, so I'm going to play.' The region is dealing with more snow, on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, MA - FEBRUARY 9: Snow is cleared from the entrance to a Kendall Square office building as the region deals with more snow, on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
QUINCY, MA - FEBRUARY 9: A Quincy, Mass. resident climbs on his roof to clear piles of snow after the area received record consecutive snowfalls. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - FEBRUARY 9: A pedestrian trying to cross the street had to peek around a large snowbank in Boston. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA -- FEBRUARY 09: A worker shovels snow from the sidewalk on February 9, 2015, in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Boston was hit with a third major snowstorm in three weeks, with the latest storm starting on Saturday evening and expected to continue through Tuesday morning, bringing another 8 - 16 inches of accumulation. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
NORTH ANDOVER, MA - FEBRUARY 9: The region is being hit once again, and the snow that has already fallen in the past weeks has created difficult conditions for clearing. In some areas of downtown North Andover, Mass., instead of plowing the snow to the side of the road as would normally be done, it was being dumped into piles on Main Street, then picked up and removed from the area. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
QUINCY, MA - FEBRUARY 9: A snow-covered third rail caused an MBTA train in Quincy, Mass. to get stuck between the Quincy Adams and Quincy Center stations. Passengers had to be rescued by the Quincy Fire Department. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA -- FEBRUARY 09: Commuters exit the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) JFK/UMass station and head toward shuttle buses that carried them to their destinations on February 9, 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Line experienced substantial delays due to snow accumulation and two disabled trains Monday morning. Boston was hit with a third major snowstorm in three weeks, with the latest storm starting on Saturday evening, and expected to continue through Tuesday morning, bringing another 8 - 16 inches of accumulation. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA -- FEBRUARY 09: Workers continue clearing snow around the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) South Station on February 9, 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston was hit with a third major snowstorm in three weeks, with the latest storm starting on Saturday evening, and expected to continue through Tuesday morning, bringing another 8 - 16 inches of accumulation. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA -- FEBRUARY 09: Commuters exit the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) JFK/UMass station and head toward shuttle buses that carried them to their destinations on February 9, 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Line experienced substantial delays due to snow accumulation and two disabled trains Monday morning. Boston was hit with a third major snowstorm in three weeks, with the latest storm starting on Saturday evening, and expected to continue through Tuesday morning, bringing another 8 - 16 inches of accumulation. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA -- FEBRUARY 09: Commuters exit the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) JFK/UMass station and heads toward shuttle buses that carried them to their destinations on February 9, 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Line experienced substantial delays due to snow accumulation and two disabled trains Monday morning. Boston was hit with a third snowstorm in three weeks. It started snowing on Saturday evening, and will continue through Tuesday morning, bringing another 8 - 16 inches of accumulation. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
Massachusetts Department of Transportation assistant secretary Jeffrey Simon, left, and his wife Ginny Simon travel Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, along Newbury Street on cross-country skis in Boston. A long duration winter storm that began Saturday night remains in effect for a large swath of southern New England until the early morning hours Tuesday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
A plow clears snow from a city street Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Boston. A long duration winter storm that began Saturday night remains in effect for a large swath of southern New England until the early morning hours Tuesday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Alex Ranere, of Boston, uses a shovel to remove snow from his car, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Boston's North End neighborhood. Winter weary New England is being hit with a protracted snowstorm that started Saturday night and could last until early Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
A worker uses a front-end loader to remove piled snow Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, from a street in Marlborough, Mass. A long duration winter storm was forecast to begin Saturday night and remain in effect for a large swath of southern New England until the early morning hours Tuesday. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
Phyllis Brent clears a path so the mailman can reach her home Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Norwood, Mass., after a winter snowstorm slammed New England on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Krystal Koban removes snow from around her car during a winter storm, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Henniker, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Dan Coney crosses a road on his way to shovel out a business during a winter storm in Portland, Maine, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. The storm, which stretches from Michigan to Maine, is expected to dump a foot of snow on the region. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
A driver cleans snow off school buses in Derry, N.H., Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Southern New Hampshire, which was hit with over two feet of snow last week, is expected to receive as much as another foot and a half in a winter storm that stretches from Michigan to Maine. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
A car is covered in plowed snow in Detroit, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. A winter storm has buried Michigan's Lower Peninsula in 1 ½ feet of snow, giving the Detroit area its biggest snowfall in four decades. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Dylan Chestnutt endures wind-whipped snow while walking during a winter storm in single digit temperatures in Portland, Maine, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Heavy snow is pummeling much of Maine as a new round of winter weather immobilizes parts of the state for another day. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
A snowplow clears a road during a winter storm, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Hillsboro, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
A motorist tries to dig her car out from a parking space in downtown Omaha, Neb., Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, after a winter storm dumped around 9 inches of snow over the weekend. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
The hat of Chef Boyardee's statue is covered with snow outside ConAgra Foods' world headquarters in Omaha, Neb., Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, after a winter storm dumped around 9 inches of snow over the weekend. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Snow clings to Dylan Chestnutt's face as he endures wind-whipped snow while walking during a winter storm in single digit temperatures in Portland, Maine, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. The storm, which stretches from Michigan to Maine, is expected to dump a foot of snow on the region. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Traffic is backed up from a vehicle off Interstate 94 in Harper Woods, Mich., Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. A winter storm has buried Michigan's Lower Peninsula in snow, giving the Detroit area its biggest snowfall in four decades. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Elizabeth Baranick follows her friend's son, Rodi Mayne, as they run through a snowstorm in Portland, Maine, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. The storm, which stretches from Michigan to Maine, is expected to dump a foot of snow on the region. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Toby Hirshman holds onto Macy as Wally runs in the fresh snow, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. A winter snow storm has dumped at least a foot of snow in parts of northern Ohio and prompted driving bans and hundreds of school and business closings. Seven counties in northwest Ohio were under Level 3 snow emergencies Monday, closing roadways to non-emergency vehicles. Another six counties in north central and northeast Ohio were also under less severe snow emergencies. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
A clothes line is covered in ice and snow, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Omaha, Neb., after a winter storm dumped around 9 inches of snow over the weekend. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
A man clears his driveway of snow in Derry, N.H., Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Southern New Hampshire, which was hit with over two feet of snow last week, is expected to receive as much as another foot and a half in a winter storm that stretches from Michigan to Maine. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Beverly O'Donnell shovels her walk way clear of snow in Derry, N.H., Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Southern New Hampshire, which was hit with over two feet of snow last week, is expected to receive as much as another foot and a half in a winter storm that stretches from Michigan to Maine. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
People push a vehicle up a slick road, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Omaha, Neb., after a winter storm dumped around 9 inches of snow over the weekend. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Feb 02, 2015; 9:10 AM ET Weather forecast overview for the Northeast United States
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 01: A worker clears snow from an L platform on February 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Fifteen inches or more of snow is expected to fall on the city before Monday morning. The snow has caused power outages and forced about 2,000 flight cancelations at the city's airports. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 01: Jonathan Kletzel clears snow from the sidewalk outside his home on February 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Fifteen inches or more of snow is expected to fall on the city before Monday morning. The snow has caused power outages and forced about 2,000 flight cancelations at the city's airports. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 01: A man digs out his car along a snow-covered street on February 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Fifteen inches or more of snow is expected to fall on the city before Monday morning. The snow has caused power outages and forced about 2,000 flight cancelations at the city's airports. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 01: A cyclist takes cover from the snow on February 1, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Fifteen inches or more of snow is expected to fall on the city before Monday morning. The snow has caused power outages and forced about 2,000 flight cancelations at the city's airports. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
HINGHAM, MA - JANUARY 28: Jim Culbert is covered in snow as he uses a snowblower to clear his driveway of several feet of snow, on January 28, 2015 in Hingham, Massachusetts. A day after winter storm Juno dumped several feet of snow in the Boston area, people emerge to dig out or enjoy the snow. (Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)
HINGHAM, MA - JANUARY 28: Jim Culbert uses a snowblower to clear his driveway of several feet of snow, but ends up getting a lot of the snow on himself, on January 28, 2015 in Hingham, Massachusetts. A day after winter storm Juno dumped several feet of snow in the Boston area, people emerge to dig out or enjoy the snow. (Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)
A police officer questions the driver an occupant of a car that ended up on top of a tall snowbank in the middle of Commercial Street during a blizzard, Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015, in Portland, Maine. Although there is no driving ban in Maine, most motorists stayed off the roads on Tuesday. The storm is expected to dump up to two feet of snow. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
HINGHAM, MA - JANUARY 28: Jim Culbert uses a snowblower to clear his driveway of several feet of snow, but ends up getting a lot of the snow on himself, on January 28, 2015 in Hingham, Massachusetts. A day after winter storm Juno dumped several feet of snow in the Boston area, people emerge to dig out or enjoy the snow. (Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)
A man battles fierce headwinds as he walks on Congress Street in Portland, Maine, during a blizzard, Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Gray have said that much of southern Maine will see 12 to 18 inches of snow, while small bands of intense snowfall will increase those totals in localized areas. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
PLAINVIEW, NY - JANUARY 27: A youngster is bundled up for protection from the elements at Mattlin Middle School on January 27, 2015 in Plainview, New York. The Long Island region received between 12 and 30 inches of snow overnight into midday Tuesday from Winter Storm Juno. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Ted Diamond sprays snow onto Greenvale Drive while clearing out his driveway in East Northport on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in New York. Long Island was one of several areas throughout the state to be hit by a blizzard overnight into this morning. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Cars are buried by drifted snow from a winter snowstorm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Marlborough, Mass. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
Water floods a street on the coast in Scituate, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
MARSHFIELD, MA - JANUARY 27: A chain link fence next to the damaged sea wall in Marshfield, Mass. was also brought down during winter storm Juno on Jan. 27, 2015. (Photo by Laura Crimaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
PLAINVIEW, NY - JANUARY 27: Residents take advantage of sledding opportunties at Mattlin Middle School on January 27, 2015 in Plainview, New York. The Long Island region received between 12 and 30 inches of snow overnight into midday Tuesday from Winter Storm Juno. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
A snow shoveler tries to clear a spot in the middle of a city street beside snow-covered vehicles during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Boston. Massachusetts was pounded by snow and lashed by strong winds early Tuesday as bands of heavy snow left some towns including Sandwich on Cape Cod and Oxford in central Massachusetts reporting more than 18 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Handicap parking signs are buried in a snow mound, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 in a Central Islip, N.Y shopping center parking lot. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding coastal eastern Long Island into Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Will Annicchiarico is bundled up as he plays in the snow following a snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Concord, N.H. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Bruce Allen, top, and daughter, Luci, 6, add to a snow igloo they had built when heavier, more compact snow fell a few days earlier, during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Somerville, Mass. (AP Photo/Phil Marcelo)
Pedestrians walk bundled against the blowing snow during a winter snowstorm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Boston. A blizzard heaped snow on Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island on Tuesday, delivering wind gusts topping 75 mph, but it failed to live up to the hype farther south in Philadelphia and New York City. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
A pedestrian walks on a snow covered road after an overnight snowstorm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Hoboken, N.J. Motorists can get back on the highways while New Jersey begins digging out from a winter storm that fell short of snowfall in the double digits. Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday lifted the ban on travel statewide Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Paul Baxter digs his cars out of drifted snow after a winter storm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Marlborough, Mass. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
A road remains desolate near the Holland Tunnel approach following an overnight snowstorm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
People walk down a street in the North End neighborhood during a snowstorm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
People walk up a snowy street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in the North End neighborhood of Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Francisco Fernandez de Alba skis along a recently plowed road during a snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Providence, R.I. Parts of Rhode Island were buried under nearly two feet of snow by early Tuesday afternoon, and more was on the way as a nasty winter storm with high winds forced the state to a standstill. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)
A snow shoveler pauses in the middle of a city street beside snow-covered vehicles during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Boston. Massachusetts was pounded by snow and lashed by strong winds early Tuesday as bands of heavy snow left some towns including Sandwich on Cape Cod and Oxford in central Massachusetts reporting more than 18 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
A snow plow makes its way up Wildwood Drive in Columbia, Conn., during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
A bench sits buried by drifted snow adjacent to Faneuil Hall in Boston during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Dwayne Desaulniers)
Trucks pushing plows clean up the tarmac area as United Airlines planes board at Newark Liberty International Airport following an overnight snowstorm, which forced the cancellation of most flights in and out of the airport, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Newark, N.J.On Monday night, up to two feet of snow was forecast for parts of northern New Jersey. Instead, snow totals ranged from as little as half an inch in Bellmawr, Camden County, to eight inches in North Bergen, Hudson County, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Mike Wilmot cross-country skis along Main Street during a snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Concord, N.H. The National Weather Service was still calling for storm totals of 18-24 inches in southeastern and coastal New Hampshire, with the amount falling as you head north and west. Concord was expected to get about a foot while north of the White Mountains, Colebrook was looking at 2 to 6 inches. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
A cross-country skier travels through the snow during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Boston. The nor'easter was predicted to continue to pound Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine with snow and wind through Tuesday. Total accumulation was expected to reach or exceed two feet in most of Massachusetts, potentially making it one of the top snowstorms of all time. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
A man chases his blowing umbrella during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Boston. A blizzard heaped snow on Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island on Tuesday, delivering wind gusts topping 75 mph, but it failed to live up to the hype farther south in Philadelphia and New York City, (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
John Joy, left, pulls his girlfriend Brooke Finan past the Statehouse after they made a search for coffee during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Boston. Massachusetts was pounded by snow and lashed by strong winds early Tuesday as bands of heavy snow left some towns including Sandwich on Cape Cod and Oxford in central Massachusetts reporting more than 18 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Mike Wilmot skis down an empty Main Street during the snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Concord, N.H. The National Weather Service was still calling for storm totals of 18-24 inches in southeastern and coastal New Hampshire, with the amount falling as you head north and west. Concord was expected to get about a foot while north of the White Mountains, Colebrook was looking at 2 to 6 inches. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
A frozen SUV is parked near Nantasket Beach in Hull, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Massachusetts was pounded by snow and lashed by strong winds early Tuesday as bands of heavy snow left some towns including Sandwich on Cape Cod and Oxford in central Massachusetts reporting more than 18 inches of snow. (AP Photo/The Quincy Patriot Ledger, Gary Higgins)
An emergency response vehicle drives near Nantasket Beach in Hull, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Massachusetts was pounded by snow and lashed by strong winds early Tuesday as bands of heavy snow left some towns including Sandwich on Cape Cod and Oxford in central Massachusetts reporting more than 18 inches of snow. (AP Photo/The Quincy Patriot Ledger, Gary Higgins)
An emergency response vehicle drives in Hull, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Massachusetts was pounded by snow and lashed by strong winds early Tuesday as bands of heavy snow left some towns including Sandwich on Cape Cod and Oxford in central Massachusetts reporting more than 18 inches of snow. (AP Photo/The Quincy Patriot Ledger, Gary Higgins)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 27: Snow blankets the South End neighborhood, after 16 hours of snow accumulation on January 27, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Twenty-six inches of snow fell on Boston by the late afternoon, and up to 33 inches in other parts of Massachusetts. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
SCITUATE, MA - JANUARY 27: A wave slams into a part of the Scituate, Mass. town sea wall as an evening high tide approaches. (Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
MARSHFIELD, MA - JANUARY 27: A home on Ocean Street in Marshfield, Mass. suffered damage from the force of the ocean during winter storm Juno on Jan. 27, 2015. (Photo by Laura Crimaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
MARSHFIELD, MA - JANUARY 27: Homes along the shore of Brant Rock on the ocean are destroyed by the force of the ocean during the blizzard. Large rocks have filled the area. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Taylor Millar, left, hugs her friend Jennifer Bruno, after Bruno was forced to vacate her house when it was heavily damaged by ocean waves in a winter storm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Marshfield, Mass. The storm has punched out a section of the seawall in the coastal town of Marshfield, police said. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
MARSHFIELD, MA - JANUARY 27: Homes along the shore of Brant Rock on the ocean are destroyed by the force of the ocean during the blizzard. Large rocks have filled the area. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
MARSHFIELD, MA - JANUARY 27: Homes along the shore of Brant Rock on the ocean are destroyed by the force of the ocean during the blizzard. Downed power lines. Large rocks have filled the area. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
MARSHFIELD, MA - JANUARY 27: Homes along the shore of Brant Rock on the ocean are destroyed by the force of the ocean during the blizzard. Resident Simon Adkins from Marshfield brave the wind to survey the damage. Large rocks have filled the area. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
In this photo provided by Rocky Steeves, Rhode Island's tall ship, a replica of the USS Providence, rests on its side on the dock at at the Newport Shipyard after strong wind gusts topped it during the snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Newport, R.I. Owner and captain Thorpe Leeson said the ship, stored there for the winter, sustained extensive damage. (AP Photo/Rocky Steeves)
PORTLAND, ME - JANUARY 27: Mary Moga of Portland walks down an empty Park Avenue as a blizzard hit Maine Tuesday, January 27, 2015. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 27: A snow plow works to clear the streets of the Back Bay neighborhood in the late afternoon after 16 hours of snow accumulation during a blizzard on January 27, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Twenty-six inches of snow fell on Boston by the late afternoon, and up to 33 inches in other parts of Massachusetts. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
MARSHFIELD, MA - JANUARY 27: Homes along the shore of Brant Rock on the ocean are destroyed by the force of the ocean during the blizzard. Large rocks have filled the area. Lobsters traps washed up on Ocean Street as an electric company truck stands by. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
In this photo provided by Rocky Steeves, Rhode Island's tall ship, a replica of the USS Providence, rests on its side on the dock at at the Newport Shipyard after strong wind gusts topped it during the snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Newport, R.I. Owner and captain Thorpe Leeson said the ship, stored there for the winter, sustained extensive damage. (AP Photo/Rocky Steeves)
A house damaged by ocean waves during a winter storm is seen in Marshfield, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. The storm punched out a section of the seawall in the coastal town of Marshfield, police said.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Rocks thrown up by storm waves, surround a heavily damaged house in Marshfield, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. The storm punched out a section of the seawall in the coastal town of Marshfield, police said.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Lynn Leary walks past houses damaged by ocean waves during a winter storm in Marshfield, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. The storm punched out a section of the seawall in the coastal town of Marshfield, police said.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Newspaper dispensers stand covered in snow on Charles Street as winter storm Juno continues to move through Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Snow will fall across eastern Massachusetts for the next several hours as the blizzard that missed New York buries much of New England, shutting down transportation and knocking out power to thousands of consumers and to Entergy Corp.'s Pilgrim nuclear plant. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A howling blizzard heaped less snow on New York City that forecasters expected, leaving politicians defending their near-total shutdown on travel. (Jan. 27)
Residents of Central Islip, N.Y. clear snow from their street, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding coastal eastern Long Island into Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A sanitation truck plows snow along Foster Avenue in The Flatbush section of Brooklyn, following forecasters call for a winter emergency, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in New York. Meteorologists say a nor’easter stayed about 75 to 100 miles east of its predicted track, which meant New York City stayed in the single digits of snow accumulation. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Snow plows clear the Long Island Expressway, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 in Central Islip, N.Y. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding coastal eastern Long Island into Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Alejandro Buruca clears snow from his driveway, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 in Central Islip, N.Y. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding coastal eastern Long Island into Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A snow plow cleans the area around the State House on Beacon Street as winter storm Juno continues to move through Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Snow will fall across eastern Massachusetts for the next several hours as the blizzard that missed New York buries much of New England, shutting down transportation and knocking out power to thousands of consumers and to Entergy Corp.s Pilgrim nuclear plant. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A snow plow cleans the area around the State House on Beacon Street as winter storm Juno continues to move through Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Snow will fall across eastern Massachusetts for the next several hours as the blizzard that missed New York buries much of New England, shutting down transportation and knocking out power to thousands of consumers and to Entergy Corp.s Pilgrim nuclear plant. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Cars sit covered in snow on Joy Street as winter storm Juno continues to move through the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Snow will fall across eastern Massachusetts for the next several hours as the blizzard that missed New York buries much of New England, shutting down transportation and knocking out power to thousands of consumers and to Entergy Corp.'s Pilgrim nuclear plant. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A woman struggles to cross Clarendon Street in the snow as winter storm Juno continues to move through Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Snow will fall across eastern Massachusetts for the next several hours as the blizzard that missed New York buries much of New England, shutting down transportation and knocking out power to thousands of consumers and to Entergy Corp.'s Pilgrim nuclear plant. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Cars are buried by drifted snow along Marlborough Street, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Boston. A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on Boston along with other stretches of lower New England. (AP Photo/Dwayne Desaulniers)
NORTH WINDHAM, ME - JANUARY 27: Tyler Emery of Windham rides his fat bike along Rt. 302 in North Windham while watching out for multiple snow plows. (Photo by John Patriquin/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
Paul Baxter digs his cars out of drifted snow after a winter storm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Marlborough, Mass. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
A snow plow makes its way up Wildwood Drive in Columbia, Conn., during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
LEXINGTON, MA - JANUARY 27: A nurse on her way to work in Acton stops her car on the side of the road to clear her windshield wipers early morning during winter storm Juno on Tuesday. (Photo by Joanne Rathe/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Travis Smart wears a ski mask to shield his face from the wind-driven snow while shoveling a sidewalk, Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015, in downtown Portland, Maine. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Gray have said that much of southern Maine will see 12 to 18 inches of snow, while small bands of intense snowfall will increase those totals in localized areas. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
People walk on Broadway, avoiding snow covered sidewalks, on the Upper West Side, in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. The storm that shut down New York and much of New England on Monday and Tuesday shifted east, sparing Philadelphia and its suburbs from a crippling blow and prompting city officials to lift a snow emergency early Tuesday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 27: Snow blankets the South End neighborhood during a blizzard on January 27, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Up to three feet of snow is expected to hit parts of Massachusetts. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 27: Snow blankets the Back Bay neighborhood during a blizzard on January 27, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Up to three feet of snow is expected to hit parts of Massachusetts. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)
LEXINGTON, MA - JANUARY 27: A bulldozer plows during winter storm Juno in the early morning. (Photo by Joanne Rathe/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
WINTHROP, MA - JANUARY 27: An emergency vehicle drives down a snowy Winthrop Shore Drive in the early morning following an overnight blizzard January 27, 2015 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. The blizzard hit the region bringing strong wind gusts and up to two feet of snow in some areas. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
Snow clings to the face of man as he braces himself against a gust of wind while shoveling a sidewalk, Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015, in downtown Portland, Maine. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Gray have said that much of southern Maine will see 12 to 18 inches of snow, while small bands of intense snowfall will increase those totals in localized areas. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says the winter storm failed to live up to predictions in some areas, but much of the state will likely be spending the day snowed in, as a winter storm continues to pound the state. (Jan. 27)
Pedestrians walk through wind-swept snow in downtown Brooklyn, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in New York. More than 35 million people along the northeast corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
A person walks a dog in Riverside Park in New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. People in the Northeast by the thousands are preparing for a snowstorm that could be one for the history books, with some 35 million people in its path in the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Men shovel a pedestrian walkway in Times Square, New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A child is pulled in a sleigh along the snow covered Brooklyn Promenade in the foreground of the Manhattan skyline, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in New York. More than 35 million people along the northeast corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Snow falls as pedestrians are caught in a winter storm in downtown Brooklyn, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in New York. More than 35 million people along the northeast corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
An out of service Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus moves along a snow-covered Broadway in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. People in the Northeast by the thousands left work early as the region started to shut down in the face of a snowstorm that could be one for the history books, with some 35 million people in its path in the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Travelers check a flight information board at Miami International Airport, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 in Miami. At midday, more than 2,600 Monday flights within the U.S. had already been scrubbed due to the blizzard bearing down on the Northeast, according to tracking service FlightAware.com. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
People cross a street covered in snow in New York's Times Square during a snow storm on January 26, 2015. A winter storm pounded the northeastern United US on January 26 hitting tens of millions of people and forcing the rare cancelation of Broadway shows in an 'historic' New York blizzard. Winter Storm Juno is expected to dump up to three feet (around a meter) of snow in parts of the northeast, with the worst affected areas likely to be New England, particularly Connecticut and Massachusetts. More than 6,560 flights on Monday and Tuesday were cancelled, the New York city transit system was to shut at 11pm and road travel made a criminal offense in 13 counties of New York state. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker shovels snow from an intersection in front of Brooklyn's Methodist hospital as the first snowfall of what is predicted to be a record-setting blizzard fell on the area in New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Snow and ice melter is displayed for sale at a Home Depot Inc. store in Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Wind-driven snow falling as fast as four inches per hour is poised to bring travel and commerce to a standstill from New York to Boston. Photographer: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A shelf of water bottles sits nearly empty at Market Basket in Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Wind-driven snow falling as fast as four inches per hour is poised to bring travel and commerce to a standstill from New York to Boston. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A customer shops for supplies to prepare for the winter storm at a Home Depot Inc. store in Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Wind-driven snow falling as fast as four inches per hour is poised to bring travel and commerce to a standstill from New York to Boston. Photographer: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Cars drive on a Manhattan Street in heavy snow on January 26, 2015 in New York City. Much of the Northeast is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that only emergency vehicles will be allowed on area roads after 11pm. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: A postal worker waits to cross Canal St. during a snowstorm on January 26, 2015 in New York City. Much of the Northeast is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow. (Photo by Preston Rescigno/Getty Images)
A man uses a snowblower to clear snow from the sidewalk in front of a building in Brooklyn's Windsor Terrace as the first snow fell during what could be a record-setting blizzard in New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Snow and adverse weather conditions affect the daily life in New York, United States on January 26, 2015. US officials take precautions after American National Weather Service's warnings about the upcoming storm in the country's northeastern region. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Snow and adverse weather conditions affect the daily life in New York, United States on January 26, 2015. US officials take precautions after American National Weather Service's warnings about the upcoming storm in the country's northeastern region. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: People walk along a Manhattan street in heavy snow on January 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 18 to 24 inches of snow to the area. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that only emergency vehicles will be allowed on area roads after 11pm. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A groceryn store worker lines up a row of grocery carts in the snowy store parking lot on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 in Cranberry, Butler County, Pa. The Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down and bundling up Monday against a potentially history-making storm that could unload a paralyzing 1 to 3 feet of snow. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Traffic moves through the falling snow down southbound I79 near Evans City, Pa. on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Cities across the Northeast mobilized snowplows and airlines canceled thousands of flights Monday as a potentially historic storm pushed its way up the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor with what forecasters said could be up to 2 feet of snow. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Women carry shopping bags through the falling snow from a grocery store in Cranberry, Pa. Butler County, on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Over six inches of snow has been predicted to fall in this area today, and more as the storm moves across the northeast of the country. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
A worker take a shopping cart back to the store through the falling snow after clearing snow from the cart return in the parking lot at a grocery store in Cranberry, Pa., Butler County, on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Over six inches of snow has been predicted to fall in this area today, and more as the storm moves across the northeast of the country. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation truck plows snow from an overpass on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Evans City, Pa. Over three inches of snow had already fallen and more is on the way as the storm moves across the northeast of the country. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Traffic moves through the falling snow down southbound I79 near Evans City, Pa. on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The snowstorm had already dropped three inches in the area as it moves across the northeast of the country. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JANUARY 26: Heavy surf pounds the shoreline where a boardwalk once stood before it was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, on January 26, 2015 in Atlantic City, NJ. Much of the Northeast is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow in some areas. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
A crewmember de-ices a Frontier Airlines plane at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. More than 5,000 flights in and out of East Coast airports have been canceled as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 26: In this handout provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from the GOES-East satellite, a major winter storm develops over the mid-Atlantic region and is bringing snow to the Northeast of the U.S. pictured at 14:15 UTC on January 26, 2015. Blizzard Warnings are in effect for the coastal areas from New Jersey to Maine. The storm will move along the northeast coastline from Monday night into Tuesday bringing a significant amount of snow and blustery winds across the northeast and New England causing blizzard conditions. Snow totals of 1 to 3 feet will occur from the New York City area into southern and eastern New England. (Photo by NOAA/NASA GOES Project via Getty Images)
Map shows likelihood of areas getting more than 12 inches of snow
Francisco Mathurine, of the Times Square Alliance, clears snow from the steps in Father Duffy Square in New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Officials cautioned Northeast residents to not be misled by a relatively smooth Monday morning commute, and pressed their cautions to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
A man crosses Sixth Ave., in front of New York City Sanitation trucks with snow plows attached, near Bryant Park in New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Officials cautioned Northeast residents to not be misled by a relatively smooth Monday morning commute, and pressed their cautions to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
With a road sign warning of an expected blizzard, morning commuters travel across the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge into downtown Boston., Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The Boston area is expected to get hit with about two feet of snow in the winter storm. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Trees on the banks of the Charles River are seen in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A winter storm warning covering Boston and Hartford, Conn., was in effect through 7 p.m. as the National Weather Service said to expect 4 to 8 inches of wet snow to fall by the time the storm moves out. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A woman jogs on the Esplanade in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A winter storm warning covering Boston and Hartford, Connecticut was in effect through 7 p.m. as the National Weather Service said to expect 4 to 8 inches of wet snow to fall by the time the storm moves out. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A man walks on the Esplanade in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A winter storm warning covering Boston and Hartford, Connecticut was in effect through 7 p.m. as the National Weather Service said to expect 4 to 8 inches of wet snow to fall by the time the storm moves out. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A woman jogs with a dog on the Esplanade in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A winter storm warning covering Boston and Hartford, Connecticut was in effect through 7 p.m. as the National Weather Service said to expect 4 to 8 inches of wet snow to fall by the time the storm moves out. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Irv Rosenberg, of Boston, uses cross country skis on the Esplanade in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A winter storm warning covering Boston and Hartford, Connecticut was in effect through 7 p.m. as the National Weather Service said to expect 4 to 8 inches of wet snow to fall by the time the storm moves out. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A jogger crosses a footbridge to the Esplanade in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A winter storm warning covering Boston and Hartford, Connecticut was in effect through 7 p.m. as the National Weather Service said to expect 4 to 8 inches of wet snow to fall by the time the storm moves out. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A woman walks past a statue of Arthur Fiedler on the Esplanade in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A winter storm warning covering Boston and Hartford, Connecticut was in effect through 7 p.m. as the National Weather Service said to expect 4 to 8 inches of wet snow to fall by the time the storm moves out. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Irv Rosenberg, of Boston, uses cross country skis on the Esplanade in Boston, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A winter storm warning covering Boston and Hartford, Connecticut was in effect through 7 p.m. as the National Weather Service said to expect 4 to 8 inches of wet snow to fall by the time the storm moves out. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A man walks along a snow covered road Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Bridgeton, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A man walks along in blowing snow Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Bridgeton, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A man walks along in falling snow Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Bridgeton, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
People wait in falling snow to cross a street Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Bridgeton, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Pedestrians walk in the snow on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Kendall Locke, 18, of Katy, Texas, builds a snowman on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Locke is on a school trip and this was the first snow she has seen and the first snowman she has ever made. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Kendall Locke, 18, of Katy, Texas, works on building a snowman on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Locke is on a school trip and this was the first snow she has seen and the first snowman she has ever made. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Kendall Locke, 18, of Katy, Texas, works on building a snowman on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Locke is on a school trip and this was the first snow she has seen and the first snowman she has ever made. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Kendall Locke, 18, of Katy, Texas, works on building a snowman on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Locke is on a school trip and this was the first snow she has seen and the first snowman she has ever made. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A couple men make their way around the jogging and cycling trail in Allegheny County's North Park during a snow storm on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, just north of Pittsburgh, in McCandless, Pa. A winter weather advisory is in effect for much of Pennsylvania as forecasters expect an Alberta clipper system to bring 1-4 inches of snow, low visibility and freezing temperatures. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
A light snow falls on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, the day following President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
A woman walks in falling snow by the fencing that lines the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
A light snow falls on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, the day following President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
A pedestrian walks in the falling snow on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Men walking in Allegheny County's North Park brave a snow storm on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, just north of Pittsburgh, in McCandless, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Men walking in Allegheny County's North Park brave a snow storm on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, just north of Pittsburgh, in McCandless, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Brad Buckalew wears his shorts as he toils to clear snow that fell from a winter storm as it swept over communities along Colorado's Front Range early Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Denver. Forecasters predict up to four inches of snow will fall in the region before the storm moves out to the eastern plains and gives way to warmer weather later in the week. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
A light snow falls on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, the day following President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
A light snow falls on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, the day following President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
A man makes his way around the jogging and cycling trail in Allegheny County's North Park during a snow storm on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, just north of Pittsburgh, in McCandless, Pa. A winter weather advisory is in effect for much of Pennsylvania as forecasters expect an Alberta clipper system to bring 1-4 inches of snow, low visibility and freezing temperatures. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, center, delivers remarks as snow falls during inaugural ceremonies at the statehouse, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Annapolis, Md. Hogan is the 62nd governor of Maryland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A man walks his dog in the snow on January 21, 2015 in Manassas, Virginia. AFP PHOTO / KAREN BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
A man plays with his dog in the snow on January 21, 2015 in Manassas, Virginia. AFP PHOTO / KAREN BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
A view of the Manassas National Battlefield park is seen on a snowy day on January 21, 2015 in Manassas, Virginia. AFP PHOTO / KAREN BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
A lone car travels westbound on the Long Island Expressway after it was reopened on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Melville, N.Y. The Expressway and other roads were closed after a blizzard hit the New York area overnight. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
An overhead sign warns drivers of hazardous road conditions as they travel the Long Island Expressway near South Oyster Bay Road near Plainview after it was reopened on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 in N.Y. The Expressway and other roads were closed after a blizzard hit the New York area overnight into this morning. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)(AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
A New York State Department of Transportation plows clears snow off the Long Island Expressway after it was reopened on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Melville, N.Y. The Expressway and other roads were closed after a blizzard hit the New York area overnight. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Cars are buried by drifted snow along Marlborough Street, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Boston. A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on Boston along with other stretches of lower New England. (AP Photo/Dwayne Desaulniers)
Rocks thrown up by storm waves, surround a heavily damaged house in Marshfield, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. The storm punched out a section of the seawall in the coastal town of Marshfield, police said.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
QUINCY, MA - JANUARY 28: Sledding means a spray of ice and snow during 16 degree post blizzard sledding in Squantum. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
HUDSON, MA - JANUARY 28: The cold weather didn't stop John Crossman, 79, from wearing shorts as he cleared away snow from where his mailbox and newspaper box reside at the end of his driveway in Hudson, Massachusetts January 27, 2015. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Cars sit buried by drifted snow Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at a used auto dealer in Norwood, Mass., after a winter snowstorm slammed New England on Tuesday. The storm buried the Boston area in more than 2 feet of snow and lashed it with howling winds that exceeded 70 mph. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Dusty Stehl scrapes ice off his car, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Omaha, Neb., after a winter storm dumped around 9 inches of snow over the weekend. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
BOSTON, MA. - FEBRUARY 15: A highway entrance is blurred by snow during winter storm Neptune which dropped over a foot of snow February 15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the fourth major storm to hit the New England region that has already seen more than 6 feet of snow in some areas. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
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Yet another winter storm will take aim at the Northeast and Midwest this week with widespread ice and flooding concerns.


With the storm taking a more northern track, its swath of disruptive snow will stretch from Wyoming to northern Michigan to northern Maine Monday night through Wednesday.

The door will open for warmer air to pour in south of the snowstorm, causing any snow at the storm's onset to change over to an icy mix, then rain across the rest of the Midwest and Northeast.

This ice to rain event will race in a west-to-east fashion from the Midwest to the Northeast Monday night through Tuesday night.



Enough ice to cause slippery travel for a time is expected in St. Louis; Chicago; Indianapolis; Cincinnati, Ohio; Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; New York City and Albany, New York; and Boston.

Where the cold is slower to leave in the interior Northeast, the prolonged icing could lead to downed trees and power outages.

Road conditions will improve when rain replaces the ice, but motorists should continue to use caution after temperatures initially climb above freezing. Due to the recent cold, roadway temperatures may lag behind and remain slick for an extra hour or two.

The rain will bring its own issues for residents and travelers.

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Downpours and reduced visibility may lead to continued slow travel for motorists and additional flight delays.

The rain will be heavy enough and/or will combine with melting snow to trigger flooding in the lower Midwest states (including the Ohio Valley), the spine of the Appalachians, upper mid-Atlantic and southern New England.

Low-lying areas and places where snow mounds are covering storm drains will be most susceptible to flooding. Ice jams may also form on area rivers, leading to flooding on nearby property.

At first, the rain will add weight to the snow on roofs in southern New England [including the Boston area]," stated AccuWeather.com Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams.



"But as temperatures rise into the 40s, melting will occur and that will lead to some street flooding."

The milder and more spring-like weather headed to the Midwest and Northeast will only be brief. Fresh arctic air will quickly return Wednesday through Thursday.

While slowing down the snow melt and easing the flood threat, the arctic blast will arrive fast for any wet or slushy areas to freeze and turn icy.

The arrival of the colder air will also coincide with when a new batch of rain will spread from the southern Plains to the East Coast. As the cold air slams into the rain, a changeover to treacherous ice or snow will occur in a large swath from Texas and the lower Mississippi Valley to the mid-Atlantic and potentially a part of the Northeast.

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