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First Major Nor'easter in Two Years to Bring Snow and Ice to East Coast

7 months ago

After nearly two snowless winters along the I-95 corridor, the first significant nor'easter in over 24 months is set to arrive in the Northeast this weekend.

The major winter storm will bring heavy snow, freezing rain, ice and gusty winds to cities from Washington D.C. to Boston, resulting in hazardous travel conditions and potential power outages.

This cross-country system will originate in the Southwest on Thursday before tracking eastward, dumping heavy rain and triggering thunderstorms across the Gulf Coast.

As colder air gets drawn into the storm's circulation, precipitation will change over to snow Friday night into Saturday from the Appalachians to the eastern seaboard.

The greatest snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are forecast across interior New England, where blizzard conditions are possible Friday night through Saturday. The major metro areas along I-95 from New York City to Boston may pick up 3 to 6 inches of snow.


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