Storm system threatening northeast with heavy snow and rain

Storm system threatening northeast with heavy snow and rain

A massive storm system that brought nearly a foot of snow to parts of the Midwest is now threatening millions of residents in the Northeast with heavy snow, torrential rain and strong winds.

The winter storm brought 11 inches of snow across Kansas on Saturday, closing some highways in the region, including Interstate 70.

The snow was so heavy in some spots that northwestern Kansas saw up to 2 inches per hour.

More than 13 million Americans in 18 states from Arizona to Maine are currently under winter storm watches. On Sunday, two low systems will merge, which are expected to exacerbate heavy rainfall from the northeast to the south along the east coast.

PHOTO: Screenshot from video of a snowstorm in Hays, Kansas, recorded on January 21, 2023.

Screenshot from video of a snowstorm in Hays, Kansas, recorded on January 21, 2023.

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The inland parts of the Northeast will begin to experience snow in the mid to late afternoon and continue through the morning.

Weather could affect Sunday afternoon’s NFL playoff game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.

What starts as rain from parts of northern New Jersey to coastal Maine will change to snow Monday morning and into the afternoon.

Boston is expected to see 3 to 6 inches, while areas from Scranton, Pennsylvania, to Bangor, Maine, will likely see 6 to 12 inches, and even more in some places, forecasts show.

PHOTO: Snowfall forecast through Monday evening, January 23, 2023.

Snowfall forecast through Monday night, January 23, 2023.

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Snow accumulation in parts of northern New Jersey will measure 1 to 3 inches.

In the South, severe storms began moving across the Florida Panhandle toward the South Carolina coast early Sunday morning and are expected to last until sunset. Much of the east coast will also experience heavy rain.

Rain and snow will move into the Atlantic on Monday night.

However, a new storm is brewing in the west, with winter weather advisories in effect for six states, from Washington to Colorado.

Wind watches are in effect for more than 6 million people, including California, where the NFL playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers is expected to take place on Sunday afternoon. Winds could be up to 20 mph as the game is played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Snow is moving into the Rocky Mountains while winds are expected to be very strong in the southwest, up to 65 mph in some places.

The winds will continue to be gusty through Monday morning.

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