After being spared the brunt of early February snowstorms that buried the Atlantic coast, the Northeast is bracing for a double whammy of winter.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Tuesday evening for central New York through New England. It predicts heavy, wet snow with 6 to 20 inches accumulating by Wednesday night.
A second, more powerful storm Thursday into Friday is expected to bring more snow accompanied by dangerous winds.
The strong winds with gusts are expected to develop later Thursday into Friday and effect blowing and drifting and bring down trees and power lines.
By Tuesday evening, up to 6 inches of snow had fallen in eastern New York.
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