Storm system that sparked deadly Tennessee tornadoes moves into Northeast

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The storm system that brought deadly tornadoes to Tennessee over the weekend has moved into the Northeast, bringing heavy rainfall and snow and strong winds to the region.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories to parts of New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine through Monday evening as snow began to accumulate.

The same storm system sparked tornadoes in central Tennessee on Saturday, leaving at least six people dead and nearly two dozen more injured.

The storm system moved quickly overnight through the mid-Atlantic region to New England, with flood warnings throughout New Jersey and New York City being lifted Monday morning. Up to 3 inches of rain fell in the New York City metropolitan area overnight, according to the NWS.

About 13,000 homes in New York are without power after the storms, according to PowerOutage.us.

Some parts of Connecticut received more than 5 inches of rain fall overnight, according to the NWS. Washington, D.C., also saw a wintry mix of slushy snow and rain Sunday evening as the region saw near-freezing temperatures.

Now, the weather service is forecasting that some rain and thunderstorms are expected into late Monday.

“Heavy snow across interior portions of New England, heavy rain closer to the coast, will slowly come to and end as gusty winds are expected across all of the Northeast corridor through this evening,” the NWS stated in its daily discussion.

NWS forecasters are warning Maine residents that some parts of the state could see up to 12 inches of snow with wind gusts up to 40 mph.

Tennessee residents and emergency workers began the cleanup process on Sunday after the storms ripped through the state on Saturday, the Associated Press reported. Multiple buildings were demolished in the Nashville area, and power outages could last for days.

About 17,000 customers remain without power in Tennessee, which is down from the more than 80,000 without power on Saturday night, according to PowerOutage.us.

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