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US weather: Snow showers hit the North East

A winter storm buffeted the North East on Tuesday dumping several inches of snow from New York up to Maine.

Between two and five inches fell across New England overnight while commuters in Long Island faced chaos this morning after they were covered in almost eight inches of snow overnight. 

Suffolk County was hardest hit with 7.9 inches falling in Mattituck and 6.2 in Patchogue by 7.45am. 

Winter Weather Warning advisories have been issued across the Northeast as more snow is expected this afternoon and motorists are urged to allow extra travel time and plan for slippery, snow-covered roads.  

A winter storm buffeted the North East on Tuesday dumping several inches of snow from New York up to Maine (Pictured is a frozen lake in Central Park)

Long Island was covered in almost eight inches of snow overnight (pictured is garden furniture in Long Island covered in snow) 

Long Island was covered in almost eight inches of snow overnight (pictured is garden furniture in Long Island covered in snow) 

Dogs run amok in the snow-covered Tompkins Square Park dog run, New York, after the snowfall on Monday night

Dogs run amok in the snow-covered Tompkins Square Park dog run, New York, after the snowfall on Monday night

Several counties in Massachusetts received five inches of snow while by 8.15am, there was 1.6 inches of snow at Logan International Airport, in Boston (pictured is the snowfall in Boston)

Several counties in Massachusetts received five inches of snow while by 8.15am, there was 1.6 inches of snow at Logan International Airport, in Boston (pictured is the snowfall in Boston)

An arctic blast will hit the Midwest and Northeast on Friday, with wind chill bringing temperatures down to the single digits (pictured is the snow-covered porch of a home in Boston) 

An arctic blast will hit the Midwest and Northeast on Friday, with wind chill bringing temperatures down to the single digits (pictured is the snow-covered porch of a home in Boston) 

The snow is expected to taper off later Tuesday afternoon.

Several counties in Massachusetts received five inches of snow while by 8.15am, there was 1.6 inches of snow at Logan International Airport, in Boston.

Maine and New Hampshire both got several inches, while forecasters warn Maine and Massachusetts could experience minor coastal flooding and strong winds.

Winter Weather Warning advisories have been issued across the Northeast (pictured is Tompkins Square Park, New York City)

Winter Weather Warning advisories have been issued across the Northeast (pictured is Tompkins Square Park, New York City)

Manhattan's Alphabet City (pictured) only got a light dusting while the nearby Long Island was covered in a thick blanket of snow 

Manhattan’s Alphabet City (pictured) only got a light dusting while the nearby Long Island was covered in a thick blanket of snow 

More snow is expected this afternoon and motorists are urged to allow extra travel time and plan for slippery, snow-covered roads (pictured is Staten Island on Tuesday) 

More snow is expected this afternoon and motorists are urged to allow extra travel time and plan for slippery, snow-covered roads (pictured is Staten Island on Tuesday) 

he snow is expected to taper off later Tuesday afternoon (pictured is Staten Island) 

he snow is expected to taper off later Tuesday afternoon (pictured is Staten Island) 

With the snow, comes the cold and wind chill readings on Tuesday were below freezing from the North all the way to Florida (pictured is Long Island)

With the snow, comes the cold and wind chill readings on Tuesday were below freezing from the North all the way to Florida (pictured is Long Island)

With the snow, comes the cold and wind chill readings on Tuesday were below freezing from the North all the way to Florida.

And it will only get colder as the week goes on. 

Tuesday, which will see highs in the lower 30s, will drop down to the 20s on Wednesday when cold wind ushers in icy temperatures.

Thursday will bring some relief as temperatures rise into the lower 40s in New England.   

Forecasts show the snow will mostly subside within the next 48 hours, although more is expected towards the end of the week

Forecasts show the snow will mostly subside within the next 48 hours, although more is expected towards the end of the week

But an arctic blast will hit the Midwest and Northeast on Friday, with wind chill bringing temperatures down to the single digits. 

Friday may also see more snowfall as icy rain turns to snow, with a dusting expected across the region, followed by a dry weekend.

In Minneapolis, where the Super Bowl takes place this weekend, wind chill will hit minus 30 on Sunday, NECN reports.

 

 



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