A powerful winter storm bedeviling Thanksgiving weekend travelers across the United States is now headed for the Northeast.
The storm moves east after pummeling parts of the Upper Midwest.
Moving south and east, expected snowfall totals drop, with 8 to 12 inches in a band between Newburyport and Springfield, 4 to 6 inches between Boston and Foxborough, and 1 to 2 inches between Plymouth and New Bedford.
The same storm has pummeled the USA for days as it moved cross country, dumping heavy snow from California to the Midwest and inundating other areas with rain.
Authorities found the bodies of two young children in central Arizona after a vehicle was swept away while attempting to cross a swollen creek. A third child is missing.More news: Amazon pulls Auschwitz 'Christmas ornaments' after protest
A 48-year-old man died in a separate incident near Sedgewickville, Missouri, and a storm-related death was also reported in South Dakota.
New York City will start out with freezing rain, sleet and a little snow before changing over just rain later Sunday, said Marc Chenard, a senior branch forecaster at the U.S. Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. The city issued a "no travel advisory" at noon Saturday and deemed the storm "historic". Schools are closed across the region.
But as the second system moves out Monday, cold air is expected to move in from the north, bringing another round of snow in Boston during the afternoon and evening, according to the weather service.
The powerful storm was heading for the north-east US.
There were also dozens of delays at airports in Chicago and Minneapolis.
In Denver, 100 flights were canceled Saturday because of high winds.More news: Apple may provide Airpods with its 2020 iPhones
State police had responded to more than 550 storm-related crashes across NY by 7pm. Traffic was heavy, but Interstate 5 was open in both directions as holiday travelers headed home.
Severe storms are also possible in the lower Mississippi Valley on Saturday, and the East Coast faces a nor'easter Sunday night into Monday.
Wyoming road crews were able to reopen all of Interstate 25 and most of I-80 after strong winds abated early Sunday. It will last, off and on, through Tuesday morning, said William Watson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service station in Gray.
That was added to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow that fell before Thanksgiving.
Almost the entire lengths of both Wyoming interstates were closed Saturday.
Travel was also hard in Colorado Saturday as winds blew around snow that fell in previous days. Major highways reopened in Wyoming and Colorado after blizzard conditions and drifting snow blocked them.More news: Brendan Rodgers to Arsenal? Leicester City boss hints at release clause
Many buses from New York City to Pennsylvania and upstate destinations such as Ithaca and Binghamton were canceled.