Farther east, blizzard conditions Saturday are buffeting the High Plains and around Duluth. The city of Duluth, Minn., issued a no-travel advisory beginning noon Saturday because of a major snowstorm it termed "historic".
Greeley, Colo., officials canceled the city's annual Greeley Lights the Night festival because of the weather. Another system is forecast to develop in the mid-Atlantic Sunday, moving into a nor'easter by Monday.
The same storm has been pummeling the US for days as it moves cross country, dumping heavy snow from parts of California to the northern Midwest and inundating other areas with rain.
A powerful winter storm bedeviling Thanksgiving weekend travelers across the United States is now headed for the Northeast. "Everybody thinks the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest; it is not".
In Denver, 100 flights were canceled Saturday because of high winds.
The National Service officially released a Winter Storm Watch for Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties with 8 to 12 inches of snow predicted for those areas.
Dozens of auto crashes and hundreds of vehicle spinouts occurred Friday night and Saturday morning in the metro area as sleet, snow, rain and wind hit the region. Sheriff's officials initially had said six people, including four children, were rescued Friday at locations along the creek. Traffic was heavy, but Interstate 5 was open in both directions as holiday travelers headed home. The Governor also announced 524,000 tons of salt is available to help combat black ice and snowy roads.
Road crews were able to reopen all of Interstate 25 and most of I-80 in Wyoming early Sunday after strong winds abated.
The first part of the two-system storm is expected to enter from the western part of the state at about 2 p.m., arriving in Boston with snow about 6 p.m., according to Kim Buttrick, a meteorologist at the weather service. "Meanwhile, the Sierra Nevada could see snow measured in feet".
"Travel conditions will become risky, if not impossible", according to a city news release, with a blizzard warning throughout the weekend and wind gusts expected to be over 40 miles per hour. On Sunday, the wind will be out of the north at 10-20 miles per hour.
Travel was also hard in Colorado Saturday as winds blew around snow that fell in previous days. Plowed roads are filling back in quickly due to blowing snow.