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Snowstorm slams Northeast as South braces for severe weather

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(NEW YORK) — A dangerous storm is dumping snow and rain on the Northeast as the South braces for a round of severe weather.

New York City received its biggest snowfall of the season Monday night into Tuesday morning, with 1.8 inches on the ground in Central Park and up to 5.6 inches in the Bronx.

Mount Pocono in Pennsylvania saw 7.5 inches while Wantage in northern New Jersey recorded 7.4 inches.

West Greenwich, Rhode Island, is buried under 8.3 inches so far, with the snow still falling.

The snow will leave eastern New England by the evening.

The same storm brought at least seven reported tornadoes from Illinois to Ohio on Monday afternoon.

Baseball-sized hail was reported in Ohio and wind gusts neared 60 mph from Missouri to Tennessee.

More severe weather is in store this week in the South. The biggest threat will come Thursday night, when tornadoes, damaging winds and hail are possible in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Then on Friday evening, more snow will create a dangerous evening commute in the Great Lakes and the Northeast. The forecast so far shows rain in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, a wintry mix for New York City and heavy snow in New England.

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