Piles of snow along the streets of Boston.
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March 18, 2016 7:35 AM EDT

If you live in the Northeast, the first day of spring definitely won’t be the first spring day — not with a Nor’easter brewing that could bury New York and other major cities under as much as a foot of snow this weekend.

Forecasters said Thursday it’s still too early to know for sure, but yet another polar vortex is looking more likely to leave significant accumulations Sunday and Monday from Philadelphia to Boston.

It will certainly be colder — as much as 30 degrees colder by the time a low-pressure system over the Gulf of Mexico pushes warm, moist air over the Northeast on Sunday, creating a proper Nor’easter and “laying down the foundation for a potential winter storm” on the first day of spring, the National Weather Service said……

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