A New Sierra Nevada Winter Storm Watch

In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency, while Pennsylvania's state of emergency from January remained in effect.

News 12 meteorologists were expecting much of Westchester and the Hudson Valley to see 4-8 inches of snow, with some isolated higher amounts possible, especially in Westchester and Rockland counties.

"If anyone has to be out during the storm, it is advisable to heed all travel restrictions and guidelines on area roads". People were cautioned to make preparations, including supplies in case of a power outage.

Snowplows and sanders are out in full force this morning clearing the streets and roads of the heavy, wet snow that fell overnight. The National Weather Service said the usual low temperature for this time of year in Chicago is 24 degrees.

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Residents living near potential flood zones should keep up to date on the latest weather information this upcoming week.

States in the Northeast have deployed thousands of snow plows and law enforcement vehicles in affected areas. Some mountain areas could see more than 2 feet of snow.

The storm is expected to burn itself out between 7 and 9 a.m., giving way to cold temperatures. "The chill spreads eastward (but less extreme) this week so bundle up out there!"

  • Sonia Alvarado