A plow makes its way along Market Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute.
Even as much of the country was digging itself out from Monday’s snow dump, forecasters warned another winter storm would drop than a foot of snow from the Plains to New England Tuesday through Wednesday. Major cities like New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., will likely avoid the worst of the snow, but the potential for freezing rain and ice is high, NBC News reported. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings across 15 states early Tuesday. Two deaths have been attributed to first storm: In western Kentucky, a 24-year-old man died after his car skidded into a snowplow, according to NBC WFIE. Also, a 73-year-old man was struck and killed by a snowplow in New York. Hundreds of people in Philadelphia were in the dark Tuesday as well, after a heavy snow weighed down on tree limbs and snapped power lines on Monday. A third winter storm could also have a high impact on the Rockies on Friday, with a wintry mix across the Tennessee Valley.Get More at NBC News