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Snow set to blanket East Coast

Snow flurries create a haze along Washington Street as winter weather sets in over Kinston, N.C., Feb. 16.
Snow flurries create a haze along Washington Street as winter weather sets in over Kinston, N.C., Feb. 16.Janet S. Carter / The Free Press via AP

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for eastern Massachusetts, including the Boston area, and Rhode Island through 7 p.m. ET Sunday. Up to 10 inches of snow accumulation was possible for some areas on Sunday, the weather service said.

The culprit is a large dip in the jet stream that brought colder-than-average temperatures to the eastern U.S., Weather.com reported, resulting in freeze warnings for parts of northern Florida. That was combined with a low-pressure system heading north that was expected to be off New England Sunday morning.

-- By Gil Aegerter, Staff Writer, NBC News

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