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updated 3/11/2005 9:29:22 AM ET 2005-03-11T14:29:22

Another major storm is expected this weekend over the Northeast, with some parts of northern New England expecting up to two feet of snow.

The storm is moving from the Midwest, where Ohio and Pennsylvania could see an inch or two of snow, according to private forecaster AccuWeather. Mountain areas could see 3-6 inches.

"East of the mountains, rain will mix in with the snow near Philadelphia and New York," AccuWeather added, before the storm intensifies Friday night.

"A few inches can fall in Boston with over 6 inches in much of northern New England" as a result, the forecaster said.

Parts of Maine could see up to two feet of snow by the end of the weekend.

With just a week before spring, many in the Northeast are hoping it's the last snow storm for the season.

New York City, where snow mixed with rain Thursday morning, is just 1.5 inches short of posting its third consecutive snow season with 40 inches or more — and that would be a first in the city's 136-year history of recorded weather, according to the National Weather Service.

"Winter doesn't always acknowledge the calendar as it flips to spring in March. Spring snow can happen," Mike Wyllie, a service meteorologist in Upton, N.Y., said in a statement about the city's snowfall.

An average of 3.2 inches of snow falls in Central Park in March, the statement noted, and March has been as snowy as 30.5 inches in 1896. April, in contrast, averages just a half inch of snow but 1875 saw a record 13.5 inches.

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