New Storm Hits Northeast, Zaps Power, Flights

And there may be more to come this weekend

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 5, 2014 9:31 AM CST

(Newser) – Little relief for the Northeast after a snowstorm Monday: Today, it's facing another winter storm, one that's already canceled some 2,400 flights, Fox News reports. Snowfall will range between a few inches in some areas, including New York City and Pittsburgh, to more than a foot in the Catskills and parts of New England. The "norm," per CNN, will be eight to 12 inches, with snowfall slowing in the afternoon. Ice is also expected in many areas, with New York City facing half an inch. In the Philadelphia area, more than 500,000 are without power, Philly.com reports. Areas across New England are closing schools.

More snow could also hit Illinois and Iowa, with ice and freezing rain in Mississippi. Some 120 million people may be affected, CNN notes. "A little bit of everything for everybody, it seems like," says a Pennsylvania meteorologist. "About the only thing we probably won't have is locusts." And today's not the end of it: Another winter storm is due this weekend, and it could be the worst of a bad week, AccuWeather reports.

Framed by snow covered trees, a University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown student treks through the snow to his morning class Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Johnstown, Pa.
Framed by snow covered trees, a University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown student treks through the snow to his morning class Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Johnstown, Pa.   (AP Photo/The Tribune-Democrat, Todd Berkey)
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