A winter storm that dumped snow across the region last week and left many roads a mess of ice and freezing rain will return on Monday, prompting local governments to pre-emptively cancel public events and leave the school bus schedule in the hands of parents.
Just what that means to your Monday commute remains to be seen, but forecasters are predicting snow totals of 6 to 10 inches, especially across parts of New England where forecasters say the storm could linger.
At least four deaths have been linked to the storm so far this year, including one in South Carolina.
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Although some communities in the South have started thawing out from last week’s storm, with warmer temperatures heading in on Thursday and Friday, North Carolina residents will be looking for additional precautions.
10 a.m. -40°, Wind
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9:30 p.m. -31°, Wind — NWS Charlotte () March 21, 2016
This is after the city declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the snowstorm and closed schools for three days in a row.
Even those communities that suffered little damage from last week’s storm, such as Orlando, Florida, that has seen snowfall this spring for the first time in decades, should prepare for a slippery commute on Monday.
Here's the forecast for much of the southeastern US. More snow likely in NYC. — NWS Chicago () March 21, 2016
At least 12 companies in Connecticut have issued a travel ban ahead of the upcoming storm.