A snowstorm that blanketed the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. with nearly 2 feet of snow was headed north on Sunday.
The heavy snow on the East Coast has already being blamed for five deaths, and hampering holiday travel and shopping, according to the Associated Press (AP).Â Other problems included flooding in South Florida and a power outage for more than 85,000 customers in the Carolinas on Friday.
The storm dropped 16 inches of snow on Reagan National Airport outside Washington, D.C., the most ever recorded there in a single day, the AP reported.Â Southern New Jersey received its highest single-storm snowfall totals in nearly four years.
Forecasters expected the storm to drop as many as 10 inches on New York City, the AP reported.
Heavy snow and gusty winds were expected to continue to plague Southeastern New England on Sunday, but were to taper off into the afternoon and evening, according to weather.com.
The official first day of winter is on Monday.