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Region’s second storm of the week on the way

NEW YORK (AP) — A mild but widespread winter storm is developing over the Northeast and the upper Ohio River Valley, the second in less than a week for the regions.

Forecasters expect the heaviest snowfall of 4 to 8 inches in southern New England, including Boston and Providence, R.I. The snow is expected to start falling there Saturday afternoon.

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Farther south, New York City and Philadelphia are expected to see a mix of rain and a few inches of snow.

Drivers are being warned to be cautious. Officials lowered the speed limit to 45 mph on much of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The earlier storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some places has been blamed for at least 16 deaths. The National Weather Service says it spawned more than a dozen tornadoes in Alabama.

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