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Another Blizzard Bearing Down on Northeast, Midwest with Bitter Cold

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The winter that seemingly won’t quit is set to pack another wallop to the Midwest and eastern potions of the U.S. with blizzard conditions, plummeting temperatures, and a newly named winter storm: Winter Storm Neptune.

With the effects of Winter Storm Marcus still miring the Northeast in troubles, yet another storm large enough to be named is forecast to bear down on the region.

Winter Storm Marcus buried the New England states in over six feet of snow in the last 17 days alone, snarling traffic, grounding air traffic, and shuttering schools. But now, a new storm is on its way.

Winter Storm Neptune has already been forecast to bring blizzard conditions to parts of New England. The warning area stretches “from Cape Cod in southeast Massachusetts through the Boston area, the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, and the entire coast of Maine as well as areas as far inland as Bangor,” Weather.com says.

Weather watchers say this new storm will last from Friday through Sunday night.

Meanwhile, Chicago is expecting severe cold to descend during the coming weekend. Some fear it may bring the coldest weekend of the year. Despite the coming deep freeze, though, forecasters are not predicting any snow for the Windy City.

Other parts of the Midwest are also expecting subzero temperatures over the Valentine’s Day weekend.

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