Cold and snow returns after brief period of warmth

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Midwest and the Eastern Seaboard are bracing for another blast of below-normal temperatures and heavy snowfall after a few days of temperatures slightly above normal for this time of year.

The National Weather Service says a storm developing over the middle Mississippi Valley as rain late Tuesday will change to snow and move northeastward to the Gulf of Maine by Thursday. It is to dump up to 8 inches in the Chicago area and northern Indiana and more along the Great Lakes in Ohio, Pennsylvania and upstate New York.

The weather service says Chicago has been buried by 75.5 inches of snow this winter, fourth most dating back to 1884-1885. The snowfall expected into Wednesday could push it to third place, ahead of the 77.0 inch total from 1969-1970.

Associated Press

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