Another arctic blast will hit the US this week; snow and ice are forecast across much of the country.

“There could be a small, 3-inch thick snowfall from parts of the Tennessee Valley to the lower Mid-Atlantic coast in the Wednesday night through Thursday time frame.” Accuweather meteorologist Bernie Rayno said Thursday.

The National Weather Service is issuing weather warnings across parts of the country because of the forecast.

Another 1 to 2 inches could accumulate in those areas later on Thursday morning, before the snow recedes by late afternoon.

It comes just days after blizzard Izzy dumped a foot or more of snow in several northern states last weekend following it hit the south-east.

Tens of millions of people were affected by power cuts, and thousands of flights cancelled or delayed.

Check out the newest news and updates in our live blog about the snowstorm.


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