Major Winter Storm Will Hit the U.S. Northeast Coast

Winter storm warnings are being raised in the northeastern U.S. as a major winter storm threatens to blanket the region with up to 2 feet of snow in some areas.

Winter storm warnings are being raised in the northeastern U.S. as a major winter storm threatens to blanket the region with up to 2 feet of snow in some areas.

 “A widespread swath of heavy, wet snow is likely from the central Appalachians and interior Mid-Atlantic into portions of the Northeast and southern New England. Freezing rain and ice are also likely in western North Carolina and southwest Virginia. Travel is not recommended,” warned the National Weather Service (NWS.)

A mix of heavy rain and then snowfall are expected to hit western North Carolina and southwest Virginia first.

The NWS announced that they have already posted winter storm warnings, watches, and advisories all the way from northeastern Georgia to Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

“This is going to be a serious storm — and people need to take it seriously,” warned New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

New York City’s weather service office tweeted that it was likely to snow Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning which prompted most outdoor venues to close. 

The NWS predicted the possibility of significant travel disruptions and power outages until the weekend.

Airlines have already canceled more than 600 U.S. flights and delayed another 168 in anticipation of harsher weather. 


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