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The spring nor’easter could dump up to 18 inches of snow, snarling Wednesday commute

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Spring greetings? New York is preparing for another snowy Nor’easter; Adam Klotz reports from the Fox Extreme Weather Center.

It may be the first day of spring, but winter is not leaving without even a slap in the Northeast.

In the fourth nor’easter to smack the region in three weeks, the National Weather Service predicts up to 18 inches of snow could fall across the region.

The bulk of the powerful storm is expected to hit New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and parts of eastern Pennsylvania for the landing from Nantucket early Thursday.

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In New York City, forecasters expect anywhere from a foot to 16 inches of snow. In New England, heavy snow is expected, with a total accumulation of more than 14 inches.

“Snow will fall in the Central Appalachians and the Mid-Atlantic today, “Fox News’ Janice Dean reported Tuesday. “Late tonight through Thursday morning, another Nor easter will develop off the Coast of the East.”

They said Washington, D. C. the highest accumulation of snow in years, with forecasters predicting somewhere between the 7 and 10 inch.

Winter storm warnings were extended from eastern Massachusetts to the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina.

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“Travel will be very difficult to impossible, even during the evening commute on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. “Expect significant reductions in visibility at times.”

Wet snow and freezing rain expected Tuesday afternoon, the first day of spring. The mixed precipitation should turn to all snow by late Tuesday and continue through most of Wednesday.

Widespread power outages are possible, especially on Wednesday, with gusts blowing up to 35 km / h.

The jet stream, the upper level of the river of air that is in the guides, again, is stuck in a downward pattern that brings a lot of moisture from the south, from the east coast, said Brian Hurley, a senior forecaster at the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center.

Four nor’easters in three weeks is very unusual, but it happens when a pattern is locked. And that has happened this year, Hurley said.

The same storm system expected to hit the northeast, swept through the Deep South overnight Monday, triggering tornado warnings in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

Heavy storms which tornadoes damaged homes and downed trees as they moved across the Southeast on Monday night.

(Johnny Tribble via AP)

The area around Jacksonville State University was one of the hardest hit as the storm swept over the South.

A part of the roof was ripped off by the nursing school and Pete Mathews Coliseum, a 3500-seat basketball arena. Pieces of cut and bent metal covered the ground, along with the insulation that looked like yellow cotton candy.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Lucia I. Suarez Sang a Reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang

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