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Winter Storm Dumps Snow On Northeast

A storm that moved through the Midwest over the weekend is bringing snow to the Northeast Monday.
Posted at 9:22 AM, Mar 03, 2014

Here we go again. A storm that moved through the Midwest over the weekend is bringing snow to the Northeast Monday. (Via KSHB)

It's March, which means spring is right around the corner. But Mother Nature is reminding us that winter is still here.

KYW-TV notes parts of the Philadelphia area could get as much at 10 inches of snow. It's being described as an "upside down" storm because higher snow accumulations are being seen further south instead of up north.

Up north in New York the city is only expecting an inch of snow overall, with much of it done falling Monday morning. And down in New Jersey, snow accumulations could get up to about four inches. (Via WNBC

Schools and federal offices are closed Monday in the nations' capitol as several inches of snow are expected to fall. (Via CBS)

Overall, WRC-TV notes the D.C. area is expecting between five and seven inches of snow, which has prompted the mayor to postpone a speech, and it has led D.C. to declare a snow emergency.

But on top of the snow and ice making roads hazardous, ABC points out there's something else to worry about.

"There are huge concerns that ice buildup on power lines could lead to massive power outages. Now, in this kind of weather, ice can form just about anywhere."

But if you're sick and tired of the snowy and cold conditions, you're in for some good news. The Weather Channel reports high temperatures in the Northeast will be above freezing in a couple days. Philadelphia, for example, could get close to 50 degrees on Saturday.

Believe it or not, this winter will eventually come to an end. In case you're wondering, the first official day of spring is March 20.