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For blizzard-weary Northeast, here comes more snow

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People dig out their cars in Boston, on Sunday, Feb. 10. A howling storm across the Northeast left the New York-to-Boston corridor shrouded in 1 to 3 feet of snow Saturday, stranding motorists on highways overnight and piling up drifts so high that some homeowners couldn't get their doors open.

The snow-weary Northeast is about to get hit again. And again.

Forecasters say parts of New England — still digging out from an epic snowstorm last weekend — should get several inches of snow Wednesday night, according to weather.com. New York and Philadelphia could see 1 to 3 inches.

Temperatures are not expected to be low enough to cause significant travel problems, said Tom Moore, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel.

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Then, this weekend, a second round: A weather system should deliver light snow to the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and Appalachians on Friday, then dust northern New England on Saturday.

Earlier forecast models suggested that the weekend storm could sock the Northeast with high wind and heavy snow, but those models now think a low-pressure system will stay far enough offshore to keep that from happening.

The blizzard last weekend left at least 12 people dead, buried cars along highways, mangled travel across the country and dumped more than 3 feet of snow in some places.

It’s still causing problems: Just Wednesday morning, snow mounds and icy roads slowed firefighters’ response to a house fire in Hampton, Conn., fire officials told NBCConnecticut.com.

The family in the 3,000-square-foot home made it out safely, but it took firefighters six hours to put down the blaze. And a firefighter slipped on ice and broke his ankle.

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