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A couple walks through Prospect Park in New York on Monday as the Northeast began returning to work after being hit by a massive winter storm. Another severe storm could be on the way this weekend, but forecasts are mixed.
Even as it recovers from a punishing snowstorm that buried much of New York and New England, the Northeast could be in for more snow, according to meteorologists.
A system forecast to bring snow, heavy in places, to parts of the Southern Plains and Mid-Atlantic may veer northeastward Wednesday and give a fresh dusting to already-covered states. And yet another winter storm is possible for the coming weekend, though there is less confidence that it will, said Weather Channel meteorologist Tom Moore.
As of Tuesday morning, the storm had an area from the Texas Panhandle to central Oklahoma in its sights.
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A dangerous winter storm churned Friday into the Northeast as forecasters warned of a whiteout.
A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service cautioned that 6 to 9 inches of snowfall was likely in central and eastern parts of the Texas Panhandle and parts of Oklahoma, with travel becoming hazardous. That warning was scheduled to remain in effect until 9 p.m. ET Tuesday.
Forecasters say the storm will move through the Appalachians and the Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday, then turn slightly toward the Northeast, generally leaving behind only a couple of inches of snow.
But that’s not the storm the Northeast needs to worry about. The potential problem comes with a low-pressure system that could lash the Northeast with heavy snow and high winds this weekend, Moore said.
But there’s good news: The latest computer models are in disagreement over the likelihood of that happening. One model shows the low pressure staying offshore and having no ill effects on the Northeast. The other shows wretched weather for an area already suffering.
“It is still too early to choose one solution over the other,” Moore said.