Northwest U.S. hit with snow, ice
The northeastern United States was recovering Friday from a large winter storm as forecasters warned of stronger weather systems to come.
"It's going to be pretty ugly," Tom Moore, senior meteorologist at The Weather Channel, said Friday. "The next storm is much more powerful, windier and messier."
The storm comes the day after a large winter storm hit the northeastern United States and caused snow-related travel delays in the Boston area, AccuWeather reported. The storm also dropped heavy snow and sleet on the northern suburbs of New York and caused rain in Philadelphia.
The New York Times reported that Thursday's storm caused railway and airport delays, traffic accidents and school closings with snow and ice. The Times said Albany, N.Y., had experienced 4 1/2 inches of snowfall by 4 p.m. Thursday and Bridgeport, Conn., reported 1 1/2 inches.
The newest snowstorm is expected to reach toward the mid-Mississippi Valley Friday night before moving on into the northern Ohio River Valley, Weatherchannel.com reported Friday.
Heavy snows were expected Saturday night and Sunday morning in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, southeastern New York and southern New England. Warmer temperatures are expected to cause the storm to drop rain on Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington. // Copyright 2007 by United Press International