Snow, heavy at times, fell over much of New England yesterday, while rain fell on the already saturated central Appalachians, and more cold temperature records fell from the northern Rockies to the Great Lakes.

At the same time, however, there were record highs in the Southeast.

Winter storm warnings were posted across southern and central Maine, all of New Hampshire, southern Vermont and central and east-central New York, with up to a foot of snow possible across eastern New York and Vermont.

Travelers' advisories warning of snow or a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain were posted across the rest of New York, northern Vermont, northwestern Pennsylvania, northwestern Connecticut, northern Rhode Island and all but southeastern Massachusetts.

Snow fell at the rate of an inch an hour during the morning from central New York to southwestern Maine.

By early afternoon, 10 inches of snow blanketed Little Falls, N.Y., while 6-inch accumulations were common from southern Vermont to the Catskill Mountains and northern Mohawk Valley region of New York.

To the south, rain fell from the remainder of southern New England into the central Appalachians, with showers and scattered thunderstorms extending across Mississippi, Alabama and southeastern Louisiana.