In a Hazardous Weather Statement reissued on Sunday morning for Tuesday for southeast NY, southern CT and northeast New Jersey, saying, "A wintry mix of precipitation, which may begin as early as late Monday night, is expected Tuesday and Tuesday night". The Consumers Energy utility said power would be restored by late February 8.
In the Midwest, more than 148,000 customers lost power in western MI following days of freezing rain.
The highest snowfall totals and worst travel conditions are expected to focus on the upper Mississippi Valley from late Monday to Tuesday night.
It was 9 degrees in Arlington, Washington early Sunday.
"This is a flawless morning to bundle up and play in the snow, but stay off the roads if possible", Gov. Jay Inslee wrote on Twitter.
Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency, saying everyone in the state should focus on staying safe. A 59-year-old man died Thursday from exposure at a Seattle light rail station. More of the precipitation will fall as rain and sleet instead of snow.
Several hundred people took advantage of the unusual weather and got outside to have a little fun with it.
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Snow, rain and wind are set to continue to batter the United Kingdom this weekend as Storm Erik rages on through Saturday. There will also be further wintry showers across the Northern Isles and into the far north of Scotland.
In Tacoma, hundreds of people turned out for a snowball fight in a park after someone who lives nearby suggested it on Facebook.
The second snowstorm is expected to start Monday and bring more snow than the one on Sunday.
"Snow" could be the buzzword this week, as Mid-Michigan could receive more than a foot of the white stuff this week.
In Tualatin, Ore., resident Autumn Sang was mobbed during a visit to a grocery store to stock up on supplies. It's like, 'Use your brain!
The storm will arrive overnight Monday into Tuesday with flurries before snow becomes steadier sometime around 8 a.m. Snow will change to freezing rain at times after noontime before changing back to snow and then to sleet and rain as the high temperature climbs just above the freezing mark excepts areas farthest north.
"I love it. I'm excited about it", she said of the snow.