may be spring, but storms are leaving snow, rain, thunder and wind across parts of the East Coast this weekend – and more than 300,000 homes without power.
Thunderstorms rumbled through Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland while New England saw snow on Saturday.
Strong winds downed trees and power lines, leaving around 84,000 households without power in Pennsylvania on Sunday and 62,000 in Virginia, NBC reports.
More than 40,000 people were affected in New Jersey, compared to 34,000 in Indiana and 23,000 in New York.
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Snow, rain, sun, and winds gusting to more than 50 mph hit the Fox Valley area Saturday as people make their way along Main Street in St. Charles, Illinois
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for early Sunday morning through to 2pm for most of southern New England.
The high wind advisories were in place for much of the Northeast – from Ohio to Maine – and are expected to reach up to 60mph in some areas.
On Saturday, winds of 62mph were recorded at Dayton International Airport in Ohio, according to the National Weather Service. In the area, a roof over pumps at a gas station was blown off.
In Indiana, the sign from a Chipotle restaurant fell and crushed a car, injuring the driver.
The man escaped with his life because he happened to be reaching down for something as the sign fell, a witness told WTHR.
‘By the time I could even react and stop my truck, I see a guy getting out of that car,’ Peter Courtney told the station.
‘If he wasn’t doing that – that’s what saved him.’
Slippery: ‘Interior sections [of the Northeast] can expect slippery conditions into Sunday morning,’ said Meteorologist Michael Doll
More to come: Arctic winds will be brought down on northeastern states as low pressure fronts (the red ‘L’ symbols) move out of the way, meaning more snow through Sunday
Parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts could see high winds as well as one to four inches of snow with the potential for thundersnow – which could mean heavy snowfall with whiteout conditions.
Forecasters also are warning of high winds in parts of Connecticut and in Vermont. Southern New Hampshire could see two to four inches of snow and wind gusts of up to 50 mph.
York County in Maine could get two inches of snow, with less farther north. Forecasters say the winds could cause tree damage and scattered power outages.
On Saturday, an Alberta Clipper system brought frigid Arctic air and snow to large parts of the Great Lakes and Northeast.
Negaunee in Michigan saw eight inches of snow, more than seven inches fell near Twin Lakes in Wisconsin and more than five inches of snow was recoded near Leonidas, Minnesota, as the storm came in.
Band of cold: Cold weather is expected to persist, with snow continuing to fall into next week in some areas
New York City remains under a high wind warning until Sunday afternoon, with forecasters warning of winds of up to 30mph.
AccuWeather reported that snow storms were expected to reach New England overnight while New York City, Syracuse, Buffalo, Boston, Burlington and Portland all liable to suffer wintry weather.
And that same system is expected to bring damaging winds even to those parts of the Midwest, Northeast and mid-Atlantic that are not expecting snow, the site warned.
‘Interior sections [of the Northeast] can expect slippery conditions into Sunday morning,’ AccuWeather Meteorologist Michael Doll said.
That means anyone using interstates 79, 80, 81, 86, 87, 88, 90, 91 and 99 should beware of limited visibility and slippery roads through into Sunday morning.
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