One-two wintry punch hits eastern US

Round two of a one-two wintry punch could leave a foot of snow in some parts of southern New England, just a day after the first round of the storm dropped 12 inches or more in some areas.
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NEW YORK (AP) Round two of a one-two wintry punch could leave a foot of snow in some parts of southern New England, just a day after the first round of the storm dropped 12 inches or more in some areas.

The National Weather Service predicted that the Boston area could get 7 inches of snow Monday with lower amounts to the south and into Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Communities north of Boston, including Newburyport, could see a foot in the storm expected to reach its peak Tuesday morning, snarling the morning commute.

Elevated areas of western Massachusetts and western Connecticut could also see higher snowfall totals.