Risk of a foot or more of heavy, wet snow in some areas. Possible power outages in Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, New York, and almost all of New England.
An already potent storm will bring heavy wet snow and strong winds to the lower Great Lakes region on Thursday night, then move into the northeastern United States on Friday.
Snow – heavy at times – is possible in parts of Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and New England. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour have already been observed across eastern Michigan.
The heaviest snowfall is expected for parts of western and central New York and far northern Pennsylvania, particularly in higher terrain, where 8 to 12 inches is likely. Higher elevations could see well over a foot (30 cm) of snow.
Snowfall totals of around 6 inches are also possible in parts of southeastern Lower Michigan, including Detroit.
Snowfall totals in southern New England could range from zero to 6 inches or more. (In other words, no one knows.)
Wind gusts of 50-60 mph will be common from the Appalachians to the lower Great Lakes to parts of northern New England,leading to widespread power outages.
Coastal flood watches and warnings have been issued from southern Maine to North Carolina’s Outer Banks.