Just days after residents finished digging themselves out after a winter storm blanketed much of the region with heavy snow, another storm is threatening to do it all over again.
The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for upstate New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont beginning at 2 a.m. ET Monday.
Much of the Northeast could see 8 to 16 inches of snow, the agency said, while parts of Maine were under a blizzard warning and preparing for even more.
"We're talking about very heavy snowfall," said Danielle Banks, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel. "It will rapidly intensify as we go through the overnight hours and Monday, taking us into the morning rush."
Hurricane-force winds and flooding were anticipated from Maine to Massachusetts, while high wind warnings were issued as far south as North Carolina.
In New Hampshire, officials said snow could fall at a rate of 1 to 3 inches per hour.
School closings were announced in Boston and Portland, Maine, and by 7 p.m. ET, airports across the country had already canceled more than 1,300 arrivals and departures and delayed nearly 1,700 others, according the flight tracking site FlightAware.