Watch: Sunday Will Be Snowy and Windy in New EnglandBlizzard expected to hit eastern Maine
BOSTON (AP) - Up to 10 inches of snow and strong winds were forecast Sunday for parts of the Northeast that were blanketed by up to 3 feet of snow during last week's mammoth storm.
A winter storm warning was in effect for the Boston area, where the National Weather Service said 4 to 8 inches of snow was expected by Sunday night, though most of it was forecast to fall by 1 p.m. Snow up to 10 inches also was forecast for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
Strong winds were expected to accompany the snow, gusting up to 55 mph. The weather service said that by evening, temperatures with the wind chill could feel like minus 1.
The storm wasn't expected to be on the scale of last week's, which knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. But officials said the storm will be plenty bad enough at its peak to keep residents indoors.
In New York, a high-wind warning was issued for the Tappan Zee Bridge in the Hudson Valley, reducing the speed limit to 35 mph and prohibiting empty trailers and motorcycles on the bridge. All trucks, trailers, and buses were advised to consider an alternate route.
Farther north, a blizzard watch was in effect for parts of Maine, where 10 inches of snow was forecast to fall through Sunday night. Whiteout conditions were likely with near-zero visibility because of blowing, drifting snow, the weather service warned.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said crews pretreated roads Saturday and plows were working through the night, but travel could still be treacherous on Sunday morning.
"I'm asking residents to use common sense, and stay off the roads while snowfall is heaviest," he said.
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