With the "Second Blizzard of 2010" offshore, less wind will blast the East Coast today. A brisk wind will still blow down to North Carolina. The wind will create areas of blowing snow and a chill in the air, but not damage. Stronger winds will make the peaks of the southern Appalachian Mountains the exception, leading to persistent blizzard conditions.

Strong winds whipping around the blizzard downed numerous trees and power lines on Wednesday. Three people sustained injuries across North Carolina. One person was injured when a large pine tree fell onto a home and car south of Charlotte.

Flying debris at a construction site in Lenoir, N.C., led to another injury.

A car roof was crushed when gusty winds caused ice to fall off the Fall River, Mass., City Hall roof.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski