2nd major snowstorm in a week blankets Northeast

2nd major snowstorm in a week blankets Northeast
A woman rides a bicycle across the Brooklyn Bridge during a snowstorm, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. It was the second time in less than a week the area has been buffeted by heavy snowfall. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Another major snowstorm hit the Northeast on Sunday, less than a week after a storm dumped as much as 2 feet on the region.

The National Weather Service predicted around up to 8 inches of snow New York City and 2 to 4 inches in Washington, D.C.

Forecasters predicted several inches of snow would fall along the New England coast, saying the precise amount would depend on how quickly the storm moved through the region.

Large, fluffy fakes began falling in Rhode Island late Sunday morning, prompting to enact street parking bans and warn of poor travel conditions for the rest of the day.

Weather service forecaster Bob Oravec said a mix of snow and rain would move northward up the East Coast. "It is a fast-moving storm," Oravec said.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday's snowfall, which started at around 9 a.m. in the city, would not close COVID-19 vaccination sites.

The massive snowstorm that hit the region on Feb. 1 forced the postponement of hundreds of vaccination appointments in New York and elsewhere.

  • 2nd major snowstorm in a week blankets Northeast
    A woman and child ride a snowboard down a small hill in downtown Brooklyn during a snowstorm, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in New York. It was the second snowstorm to hit the New York area in less than a week. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • 2nd major snowstorm in a week blankets Northeast
    A woman and child ride a snowboard down a small hill in downtown Brooklyn during a snowstorm, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in New York. It was the second snowstorm to hit the New York area in less than a week. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • 2nd major snowstorm in a week blankets Northeast
    Snow blankets Mahantongo Street in Pottsville, Pa., on Sunday morning, Feb. 7, 2021. (Jacqueline Dormer/Republican-Herald via AP)
  • 2nd major snowstorm in a week blankets Northeast
    People make their way across the Brooklyn Bridge during the second snowstorm to buffet the area in less than a week, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • 2nd major snowstorm in a week blankets Northeast
    Kenzie Flynn, right, and newfound friend Ellaina Hatton, left, make their way up a popular sledding hill in North Attleboro, Mass., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. A quick-moving storm dumped several inches of new snow in the area. (Mark Stockwell/The Sun Chronicle via AP)
  • 2nd major snowstorm in a week blankets Northeast
    A snowplow makes it's way across the pedestrian walkway of the Brooklyn Bridge during a snowstorm, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in New York. It was the second major snowstorm in less than week to hit the area. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • 2nd major snowstorm in a week blankets Northeast
    A woman's umbrella turns inside out as she walks across the Brooklyn Bridge with family members during a snowstorm, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • 2nd major snowstorm in a week blankets Northeast
    Pedestrian footsteps are visible on the path leading to the Brooklyn Bridge as another winter snowstorm, the second in less than a week, buffeted the Northeast, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • 2nd major snowstorm in a week blankets Northeast
    Daniel Jun, who was running shirtless in a winter snowstorm, exhilarates as snowflakes continue to fall at a rapid pace, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, on the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
  • 2nd major snowstorm in a week blankets Northeast
    A woman walks through the snow during a winter storm, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • 2nd major snowstorm in a week blankets Northeast
    Kids and their parents get ready to push off on top of a popular sledding hill in North Attleboro, Mass. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. A quick moving storm dumped several inches of new snow in the area. (Mark Stockwell/The Sun Chronicle via AP)
  • 2nd major snowstorm in a week blankets Northeast
    A man walks through the snow during a winter storm, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
  • 2nd major snowstorm in a week blankets Northeast
    A man walks through the snow during a winter storm, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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