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Severe storms, snow and ice will affect millions across the United States of America this week – the week before Christmas.

Forecasters at the US National Weather Service (NWS) say: “A couple of areas of low pressure will be tracking across the Eastern US Monday and Tuesday, bringing wintry precipitation to much of the Ohio Valley, eastern Great Lakes, central Appalachians, northern mid Atlantic and most of New England.
The heaviest snow in the Northeast will stretch from northern Pennsylvania into New England, where 2-4 inches is forecast.
Cities such as Cleveland were expected to see 1-2 inches of snow, causing slick roads for morning commutes.”
Much of New England saw “snow transition into freezing rain,” the NWS said.
“Parts of the Northeast — including areas in New York and around Boston — may see up to 6 inches of snow by Wednesday.
“Areas in New York and around Boston — may see up to 6 inches of snow.
On top of that, a total of 27 were reported in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama – topping the December average of 23 tornadoes.
One report said: “At least three people were killed Monday when more than two dozen tornadoes touched down across the Southeast, damaging homes, churches and other buildings.
“A 59-year-old woman in Vernon, Louisiana, was killed when a tornado destroyed her mobile home.”
According to the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office: “Roofs were blown off homes, and people were trapped in their houses.
“A substantial number of trees and power lines were also felled.”
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