Winter woes to continue: More snowstorms forecast this week from Ohio Valley to East Coast

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Winter remains in full swing across much of the U.S.

While folks were still cleaning up from a potent storm that walloped much of the central, southern and eastern U.S. with snow and ice over the holiday weekend, forecasters were eyeing additional wintry storms that could affect millions in the days ahead.

First, on Wednesday and into Thursday, a storm is expected to spread light snow from the Ohio Valley into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Cities such as Louisville, Kentucky, Charleston, South Carolina, and Washington, D.C., are all in the storm's path, and each could pick up 1 to 3 inches of snow from the system.

"There could be a narrow, sneaky zone of 3 inches of snow from parts of the Tennessee Valley to the lower Mid-Atlantic coast in the Wednesday night to Thursday time frame," AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie Rayno said.

After that storm exits the scene on Thursday, the stage will be set for another, potentially more impactful winter storm on Friday and Saturday for the Southeast and East Coast.

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While details about that second storm are still being worked out, people from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, New York City and Boston should monitor the weather forecast as any winter storm that develops could move up from the south Friday night into Saturday, according to AccuWeather.

Visitors walk through the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial as a winter storm blows through the Washington area.
Visitors walk through the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial as a winter storm blows through the Washington area.

For people in areas from Georgia to the Carolinas, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and southern New Jersey, there is the potential for enough snow, or a mix of snow and ice, to cause travel problems once again between Friday and early Saturday.

It's still too early to pin down specific snow or ice accumulations for the Friday-Saturday storm, said meteorologist Chris Dolce.

Still, he said the storm has the potential to be a significant snow and ice threat for parts of the Southeast.

Weekend storm wreaked havoc

Last weekend's storm dropped a foot or more of snow in parts of New York state, Ohio and Pennsylvania Sunday night through Monday morning after pummeling parts of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic with ice and snow on Sunday.

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Power outages affected tens of thousands of customers at the height of the storm, and thousands of flights were canceled or delayed. Many COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites had to close down.

Multiple states reported heavy snowfall, and two people died Sunday in North Carolina when their car drove off the road.

Also Sunday, severe thunderstorms in southwest Florida spun up an EF2 tornado with 118 mph winds, destroying 30 mobile homes and damaging 51 more. Three minor injuries were reported.

Contributing: The Associated Press

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Winter storm: More snow coming Thursday from Ohio Valley to East Coast

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