A winter storm that brought havoc to the Midwest over the Thanksgiving weekend was rolling through the Northeast on Monday, dumping more than a foot of snow in some areas seeing their first measurable snowfall of the season.
More than 50 million people remained under winter storm advisories or warnings a week after the historic storm first smashed onto the Pacific Coast as a "bomb cyclone."
Up to a foot of snow was forecast from northeastern Pennsylvania to central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire before ending late Monday, AccuWeather said. Some areas of the Catskills, Berkshires and the mountains in southern Vermont and New Hampshire could see up to 30 inches.
Boston, New York City and Philadelphia and their vast suburbs were all under a winter weather advisory, according to the National Weather Service.
"An accumulation of a coating to an inch or so is possible around Philadelphia," said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. "Up to a few inches may fall on the New York City area with several inches likely around Boston."
Much heavier snow is likely in the northern and western suburbs of New York City and Boston, he said. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said his city was prepared to clear snow and ice from streets.
“With the forecast predicting snow just in time to create a messy evening commute, I urge all New Yorkers to take extra precautions, stay off the streets and take public transportation whenever possible,” de Blasio said. “Everyone must do their part."
Albany, New York, had picked up 14.5 inches of snow from the storm as of Monday morning, making it one of the Top 10 biggest December snowstorms on record for the city.