Spring snow expected to blanket Northeast, winds to subside

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April Freeze: Storm Brings Snow, Severe Winds Across U.S.

Millions of Americans were under winter weather advisories Monday morning, bracing for a second batch of spring snow as crews worked to dig out from the weekend's deadly storm.

More than 9 inches of snow fell in Michigan while parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island saw up to 6 inches of snow on Sunday. Heavy winds battered swaths of the country.

The National Weather Service warned Monday that an early spring "Arctic airmass" had settled over the Northeast, with winds expected to subside but cold temperatures to remain.

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People make they way through the snow in the middle of Park Avenue January 25, 2016 as New Yorkers return to work after the city was hit with a record-setting snowfall. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: People walk past mound of snow on Wall Street two days after a massive snow storm covered the east coast of the United States in snow on January 25, 2016 in New York City. The storm that dumped over two-feet of snow on the city is responsible for the deaths of 31deaths on the East Coast. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Commuters stand on the platform as a New York City bound PATH train arrives at Journal Square Station during Monday morning commute following a weekend snowstorm, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Jersey City, N.J. East Coast residents who made the most of a weekend blizzard faced new challenges Monday as the workweek began including slippery roads and spotty transit service. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Commuters cross piles of snow to catch a bus, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in New York. The weekend's storm dropped snow from the Gulf Coast to New England, with near-record snowfalls tallied from Washington to New York City, creating delays along snow-covered streets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Commuters stand on the platform as a New York City bound PATH train departs Journal Square Station during Monday morning commute following a weekend snowstorm, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Jersey City, N.J. East Coast residents who made the most of a weekend blizzard faced new challenges Monday as the workweek began including slippery roads and spotty transit service. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Commuters wait in the street as piles of snow fill their bus stop, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in New York. The weekend's storm dropped snow from the Gulf Coast to New England, with near-record snowfalls tallied from Washington to New York City, creating delays along snow-covered streets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Nearly a block-long pile of plowed snow waits to be loaded into a melter, in lower Manhattan, in New York Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. East Coast residents who made the most of a paralyzing weekend blizzard face fresh challenges as the workweek begins: slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Morning commuters pass plowed snow on Wall Street in front of Federal Hall in New York's Financial District, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. East Coast residents who made the most of a paralyzing weekend blizzard face fresh challenges as the workweek begins: slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Commuters maneuver through the snow to catch a bus, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in New York. The weekend's storm dropped snow from the Gulf Coast to New England, with near-record snowfalls tallied from Washington to New York City, creating delays along snow-covered streets. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Workers clear the tracks of snow at the Port Washington branch of the Long Island Railroad Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 in Port Washington, N.Y.. Service is suspended on the Port Washington branch due to the recent snow storm. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Police tape is stretched in front of a pile of snow on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. East Coast residents who made the most of a paralyzing weekend blizzard face fresh challenges as the workweek begins: slippery roads, spotty transit service mounds of snow, and closed schools and government offices.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A car covered with snow makes its way down a mostly empty 16th Street in Washington, DC, two days after a massive snowstorm on January 25, 2016. The eastern United States emerged wearily from a massive blizzard that dumped huge amounts of snow and killed at least 25 people, but Washington was still reeling, with government offices and schools to remain closed Monday. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - JANUARY 25: A woman pushes a stroller over a snow covered road following a blizzard on January 25, 2016 in Wilmington, Delaware. Many streets in the city remained covered with snow. A major snowstorm hit the East Coast over the weekend breaking records of snow fall while causing flooding and ice in other areas along the Mid-Atlantic region. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: A woman walks through a cloud of steam two days after a massive snow storm covered the east coast of the United States in snow on January 25, 2016 in New York City. The storm that dumped over two-feet of snow on the city is responsible for the deaths of 31deaths on the East Coast. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: People walk past a mound of snow on Wall Street two days after a massive snow storm covered the east coast of the United States in snow on January 25, 2016 in New York City. The storm that dumped over two-feet of snow on the city is responsible for the deaths of 31deaths on the East Coast. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A woman tries to navigate through the snow on Park Avenue January 25, 2016 as New Yorkers return to work after the city was hit with a record-setting snowfall. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers clear the tracks of snow at the Port Washington branch of the Long Island Railroad Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 in Port Washington, N.Y.. Service is suspended on the Port Washington branch due to the recent snow storm. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Commuters walk past piles of snow in the elevated Broadway Junction subway station, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. East Coast residents who made the most of a paralyzing weekend blizzard trudged into the workweek Monday amid slippery roads, spotty transit service and mounds of snow that buried cars and blocked sidewalk entrances. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
People try to navigate a snowbank in the middle of Park Avenue January 25, 2016 as New Yorkers return to work after the city was hit with a record-setting snowfall. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - JANUARY 25: A man digs out a car following a blizzard on January 25, 2016 in Wilmington, Delaware. Many streets in the city remained covered with snow. A major snowstorm hit the East Coast over the weekend breaking records of snow fall while causing flooding and ice in other areas along the Mid-Atlantic region. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
People try to navigate through the snow on Park Avenue January 25, 2016 as New Yorkers return to work after the city was hit with a record-setting snowfall. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Accumulating snow was expected to fall from the Great Lakes east to New England, it said, with "several inches" of snow expected to cause tricky driving conditions for morning commuters.

"There will be some slippery spots," Weather Channel meteorologist Kevin Roth said.

Upstate New York is expected to see the most snow — up to 5 inches — with central and southern New England not far behind, according to Roth. He said other areas will see between 1 and 4 inches.

"The storm does not look as impressive as they had over the weekend — there'll be a lot less wind and not as much snow," he added, calling the spring snow "not unheard of but unusual."

NBC Connecticut reported that some parts of the state — mainly in the northwest— could get more than four inches. Two to four inches could accumulate across inland Connecticut while a coating to two inches of snow is expected along the shoreline by Monday evening, NBC Connecticut reported.

Winter storm warnings and advisories were in effect Monday from Michigan to southern New England, according to The Weather Channel. A rare April flash freeze is also possible in southern New England on Monday, it added, with a potential temperature drop into the 20s.

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The Weather Channel reported that winds will be gusty but are not expected to be as strong as the whipping over the weekend.

The deadly winds that lashed the Midwest and Northeast over the weekend killed at least two people and injuring nine others. Gusts ripped off roofs, downed trees and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands.

More than half of those still without power late Sunday were in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to The Associated Press.

The snow is expected to turn to rain by evening, the National Weather Service said. Still, below-average cold is expected to persist through the end of week.

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