Accumulating snow is likely from the southern Appalachians to the lower Hudson Valley and into New England. Washington, D.C., Boston, New York City and Philadelphia could see up to three inches of snow, while Hartford, Connecticut, could see five inches. The highest totals were expected in the hills near Worcester, Mass., which could see between six and 10 inches.
"It won't be a blockbuster but some areas are well below average for snowfall so far this season so there will be some catching up," Palmer said.
The system has already dumped more than a foot of snow on the Texas Panhandle.
The second storm is weaker but is set to spread up to three inches of light snow over Mid-Atlantic and southern New England on Sunday night and Monday morning, threatening the worst morning commute so far this winter.
"That could be a real issue, with snow packing the roads in many points," Palmer said.
Meanwhile, the southern side of the winter weather was bringing severe thunderstorms and heavy rain for southern Alabama, southern Georgia and the Florida Panhandle, leading to wet roads.
However, there was relief in sight with above-average temperatures forecast all the way from the Plains to the West Coast next week.