Snow heads back to Northeast after Midwest slammed

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A young woman crosses the University of Illinois campus, as seen from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Library, Information and Alumni Center, in Urbana, Ill., on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, Heather Coit)

A young woman crosses the University of Illinois campus, as seen from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Library, Information and Alumni Center, in Urbana, Ill., on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, Heather Coit)

A walker enjoys a mild afternoon at Nay Aug Park in Scranton, Pa. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. A winter storm is on the way for the northeast part of the country. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

High school seniors and mechanics-in-training, from left, Tom Provost of Paxton, Mass., Matthew Hubert of Rutland, Mass., and Josh Ludden of Rutland, Mass set up and service six new snow blowers at Caola Equipment in Worcester, Mass. on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4, 2014. Up to a foot of snow if forecast for Central Massachusetts tomorrow. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Betty Jenewin)

Earl Barnes shovels snow off the sidewalk in front of Smith’s Market on S. Main St. in Hutchinson, Kan., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. The winter storm dumped more than 10 inches of snow on the city from late Monday to late Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Travis Morisse)

A City of Hutchison, Kan., front end loader clears snow from intersections on S. Main St. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. The winter storm dumped more than 10 inches of snow on the city from late Monday to late Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Travis Morisse)

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Winter-weary Northeast residents are readying themselves for the second storm of the week, a day after heavy snow fell on the Midwest, forcing classes to be canceled and government and business offices to close. Anywhere from a few inches to a foot or more of snow is expected to fall on East Coast states, and some will get the freezing rain and sleet that makes driving treacherous. It’s their second go-round since Monday.

ARKANSAS

A day after snow, sleet and freezing rain pushed through Arkansas, leaving thousands without power, more wintry precipitation is forecast.

Lows Wednesday may be in the 20s in northern Arkansas and the 30s in the central and south regions. But there are chances of snow across north and central Arkansas starting Wednesday and running into Friday.

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut’s governor and legislative leaders have agreed to delay the start of the General Assembly’s annual session because of snow.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says legislative leaders agreed to move the planned Wednesday opening to Thursday. The joint session will begin at noon Thursday when Malloy delivers his State of the State Address.

Malloy also ordered a delayed opening for state offices on Wednesday, with nonessential state employees to report at 10 a.m.

ILLINOIS

Central Illinois is bracing for another round of heavy snowfall and is closing schools and preparing warming shelters for people who may need them.

Weather forecasters predict 3 to 5 inches of additional snow will fall overnight into Wednesday. Winds are expected to gust to 23 mph.

IOWA

Snow that began falling on Tuesday is expected to leave several inches by early Wednesday.

Authorities say road conditions may have contributed to a vehicle collision in Des Moines that killed one person.

INDIANA

As the snow continues, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will remain closed through 5 p.m. Wednesday. Many businesses also have announced they will be closed and local school districts have canceled classes. Courts in Indianapolis were to remain closed until noon.

KANSAS

Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered state offices in the Topeka area closed for a second consecutive day because of a winter storm.

The Legislature also canceled all of its meetings for Wednesday.

Authorities blame slick conditions for a two-car crash in southeast Kansas that killed two people.

The northern half of the state is expected to have wind chill temperatures of 15 to 25 below zero throughout Wednesday, with actual daytime temperature of 5 to 10 degrees.

KENTUCKY

A day after several inches of snow fell, Kentucky will get freezing rain.

Paducah has a chance of freezing rain, possibly mixed with some snow showers, into Wednesday morning, followed by snow flurries.

In Louisville, freezing rain overnight will be followed by a slight chance of snow showers. The high will be near 31 degrees.

MAINE

Maine is under a winter storm warning as a big snowstorm makes its way into the region.

Snow is expected to begin falling before sunrise Wednesday, intensifying during the morning commute, and tapering off in the afternoon.

Maine could see 4 to 8 inches.

MARYLAND

The National Weather Service has issued warnings for a wide area from western Maryland to northern Delaware, including the suburban counties north of Baltimore and west of Washington.

Those areas could get a quarter-inch of ice by Wednesday morning. Counties in western and northern Maryland could get up to a third of an inch.

Power companies say they expect outages.

MASSACHUSETTS

In a winter that already has seen several storms, Massachusetts is preparing for another round of snow.

Communities including Boston, Worcester and Springfield have closed schools and banned street parking to prepare for snow removal.

A winter storm warning will remain in effect through late Wednesday afternoon. Six to 12 inches of snow is expected, with 3 to 6 inches in southeastern areas before a changeover to sleet and rain. The higher elevations of the Berkshires in western Massachusetts could see up to 15 inches.

MICHIGAN

Another winter storm is pushing across southern Michigan, with 5 to 8 inches of snow expected in three counties along the Indiana and Ohio state lines.

The weather service has issued a storm warning for St. Joseph, Branch and Hillsdale counties through Wednesday afternoon.

Lesser amounts of snow are expected in areas farther north, including in metropolitan Detroit.

MISSISSIPPI

Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency in preparation for the severe weather.

Northern portions of the state could see winter weather conditions, including ice and

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