Meteorologists are “growing in confidence,” that a massive winter storm will move into the mid-Atlantic and northeast regions beginning late Thursday and lasting throughout the weekend.
This winter storm could dump a foot – or more – on over 50 million people across the East Coast.
The National Weather Service is forecasting snow with rain mixed in from midday Friday through Saturday night, and the winter storm threat was increased from “moderate” to high.”
According to Accuweather.com, states in the Midwest can expect 2-6 inches late Thursday and into Friday.
And of the latest projections, on Friday evening the storm is expected to move into Washington D.C., Richmond, and Philadelphia. Projections have accumulations reaching more than a foot of snow — as much as three feet in some models — throughout Saturday.
The storm is expected to move into New York City, and then into Boston, as the weekend progresses.
Weather.com reports the total snow accumulation could vary based on a number of factors, including timing and the exact track of the storm. Authorities are advising everyone living in the projected path to monitor the storm daily, so residents know exactly what to expect and how to prepare.