Blizzards and Nor’easter Warnings issued for East Coast Region and Mid-Atlantic Region, This Weekend

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The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are bracing for a major winter storm with blizzard-like conditions that could develop into a nor’easter, and possibly a bomb cyclone, according to AccuWeather.

The National Weather Service (NWS), has issued a storm watch with heavy snowfall and hurricane-force winds in North Carolina and Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.

According to the NWS Eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Long Island, Rhode Island and Cape Cod could get more than 20 inches. According to CBS News, the National Weather Service (NWS) could give rise to snow accumulations up to 12 inches in Connecticut, while New York City could receive 6 inches or more. 

According to the National Weather Agency, Thursday’s snowfall was expected to be the most severe in New England. This snow could extend south along North Carolina’s East Coast.

According to AccuWeather and NWS, coastal northeastern cities may expect strong hurricane-force wind gusts and subzero wind chills this weekend with temperatures  that “could be potentially hazardous for areas that experience power outages,” a report said.

The NWS offers daily updates on the forecast and the storm’s path. In advance of the storm, a few tips they offer are to purchase snow shovels, and snow-melting material, fill up your car’s gas tank, and have flashlights on hand for any power outages.