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Snow, freezing rain to lash New England through Sunday

Parts of New England braced for snow on Saturday, with Boston prepared for a mix of snow and freezing rain in the third storm to rake the area in three weekends. The mix will likely make a messy end for a powerful storm system that headed eastward after slamming much of the Midwest with snow earlier this week, meteorologists said.

As many as 1 to 3 inches of snow could fall in Boston, with the heaviest snowfall expected between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

“I’m not thrilled that we’ve got more snow coming this weekend. I’ve had enough of winter,” Boston area resident John Bonnanzio, 54, told Reuters.

But other residents were ready to make the most of the coming storm.

“I’m excited,” Jesse Beecher, 29, told Reuters. “I went out skiing in the streets during the last one, and I’ll do the same thing again.”

A winter weather advisory was set to go into effect for much of the region starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The storm system, which left much of the Midwest buried under snow, has the potential to cause flooding in the southeastern United States and was expected to bring precipitation to much of the east coast, including New York City and north into Massachusetts. The Weather Channel said parts of southern Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and northern and central Massachusetts could see up to 6 to 9 inches of snow over the weekend.

The massive storm system resulted in 570 flight cancellations on Friday, including 127 at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, Reuters said.

Meanwhile, a storm in the Pacific Northwest was expected to dump 2 to 3 feet of snow on the Cascade Mountains through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service issued winter storm warnings for parts of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah on Friday.

Reuters contributed to this report.