‘Double-barreled’ winter storm to bring snow, mixed precipitation to central Pa.

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The National Weather Service says the storm is expected to drop 6 to 12 inches of snow from the northern Plains states into Minnesota, Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Portions of Pennsylvania are being warned of risky ice accumulation occurring Sunday, which officials say will cause travel to be "nearly impossible".

Road crews had 1,200 pieces of equipment available Sunday for what was "expected to be mostly a salting operation", according to DOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. Andrew Cuomo cut short a trip to Puerto Rico to return home and deal with the storm.

"The potential exists for 8 to 16 inches of snow across interior portions of NY and extending eastward to southern ME, with winter storm warnings in effect", the forecast read.

Authorities found the bodies of two young children in central Arizona after a vehicle was swept away while attempting to cross a runoff-swollen creek. In South Dakota, nine people were killed and three injured when a small plane crashed while the area was under a winter storm watch.

Farther east, blizzard conditions Saturday are buffeting the High Plains and around Duluth. Unplowed roads have 12 to 18 inches of snow. The city of Duluth, Minn., issued a no-travel advisory beginning noon Saturday because of a major snowstorm it termed "historic".

To the south, rain and thunderstorms were forecast along and ahead of the cold front, with heavy rainfall possible in parts of the Tennessee and OH valleys.

The National Weather Service's latest snowfall forecast map showed increased snow totals for almost all of New Jersey.

A new system was forecast to develop in the mid-Atlantic on Sunday, moving as a nor'easter into Monday.

But by early Sunday morning, more than 150 flights had been delayed, according to FlightAware.com.

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LaGuardia Airport now has 13 canceled flights, with 91 delays, while JFK Airport has just four canceled flights and 60 delayed flights, FlightAware reports.

She added, high wind warnings and wind advisories cover 20 million people from New Mexico to Nebraska where winds could gust up to 85 miles per hour.

Authorities in the western states were still grappling with the aftermath of heavy rains and snow over the busiest travel weekend of the year.

Much of interior MA could get up to a foot of snow.

High winds and ice were making travel nearly impossible in some other places, however. The Governor also announced 524,000 tons of salt is available to help combat black ice and snowy roads.

"Troopers are ready to assist residents and motorists across the state both on and off of the highways throughout this busy travel weekend", State Police Superintendent, Colonel Patrick Callahan said, who also said the state emergency operations center would be open as of noontime Sunday, in constant contact with emergency coordinators in all 21 counties.

The Weather Service predicted that 4 to 7 inches of snow would fall on the Twin Cities between 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Travel was also hard in Colorado Saturday as winds blew around snow that fell in previous days.

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