ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Northeast is bracing for an intense winter storm right after California was drenched by nearly one foot of rain.
The first of the two storms moved through the Northeast Friday morning.
Snow accumulations along the Interstate 95 corridor are fairly light — just 1 to 2 inches.
As the second storm moves toward the Plains and Midwest, heavy snow is likely in the Dakotas, Iowa, Wisconsin and parts of Illinois.
Public schools in Omaha, Nebraska cancelled classes for Friday due to the stormy weather.
Heavy snow should be moving into Chicago, the southern Great Lakes and other parts of the Midwest Friday night. Winter storm warnings have been issued.
By Saturday afternoon and evening, the second storm will move into the Ohio Valley region, bringing with it heavy snow for western New York and Pennsylvania. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected for some parts of the region.
On Saturday night, a quick hit of heavy snow in Philadelphia, New York and many coastal areas is expected before turning to sleet and freezing rain.
New York City could see 2 to 3 inches of snow and 1 to 2 inches of sleet, with Philly receiving a bit less of both.
Washington will mostly see rain while Boston will get more snow, maybe more than half a foot.
Upstate New York, central Pennsylvania and much of New England may see more than 2 feet of snow.
Behind the storm, an Arctic blast is forecast to spill into the central and eastern U.S., delivering the coldest air of the season and brutally cold wind chills Monday morning.
The wind chill is expected to fall to negative 20 degrees in New York City on Monday and negative 29 degrees in Cincinnati.
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