Thousands were without electricity across the South as a powerful winter storm moved across the eastern U.S., snarling ground and air traffic and threatening heavy snow for Northeastern cities including New York.
A winter storm spread snow, ice and sleet across the Northeast, dropping as much as 8 inches (20 centimeters) on parts of New York City and grounding flights as visiting Super Bowl fans sought to get home.
Heavy rains and strong winds are expected to sweep across New York City late today and tomorrow, which may hinder air traffic in one of the busiest travel periods of the year, according to the National Weather Service.
A winter storm that has caused at least 2,000 U.S. flights to be scrubbed has triggered a blizzard warning in New York City and may drop more than 2 feet of snow on Boston, leaving thousands without power.
The heat that descended on the U.S. East Coast yesterday is forecast to affect New York City all week, according to the National Weather Service, baking workers, back-to-school students and U.S. Open tennis players and fans.