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Winter storm warnings

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Winter storm warnings

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(CNN) — A quick-hitting storm is expected to coat most of the Northeastern United States and parts of the South with snow today, forecasters said.
The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings and advisories that stretched from Maine to northern Mississippi.
Hartford, Connecticut and the Boston area could get as much as teninches of snow by Wednesday night, the weather service reported. Areas in Pennsylvania are expected to get up to eight inches of snow. Parts of New York could get up to seven inches of snow.
The winter storm will extend into the South coating parts of states like Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi in white, forecasters said.
The weather service said Tennessee could get three inches in Nashville and up to six inches in other areas.


This storm comes after many had just dug themselves out of a blizzard that walloped the Northeast earlier in January. That storm closed hundreds of schools, shut off rail system between New York City and points north for days and grounded hundreds of flights.
Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont reached up to 30 inches, while most areas received between 8 and 16 inches of snow.
While some areas will be dealing with snow, Florida will be examining the damage from severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes that battered parts of the state Tuesday.
A line of severe storms struck Orlando and Tampa areas and moved south, prompting the weather service to issue warnings about 60 mph winds and quarter-sized hail.
Residents reported several tornadoes in the Tampa area yesterday, and the National Weather Service was working to determine whether the sightings were actual tornadoes, said Logan Johnson, a meteorologist.
“Nothing has been confirmed yet,” Johnson said. “But there was quite a bit of damage in several counties.”
The powerful winds tore off roofs, flipped cars and twisted trees out of the ground.
Heavy winds toppled the large awning over a gas station in St. Petersburg, trapping a woman inside a car Tuesday, CNN affiliate WFTS reported.