The Boston metropolitan area, most of Connecticut, and Rhode Island are under a blizzard watch, while almost all of the remaining parts of New England, northern New Jersey, and the entire state of New York is under a winter storm watch or warning.
The storm is scheduled to hit during the day on Friday and last through late Saturday morning throughout the region.
Forcasters are fairly confident that eastern New England including Hartford, Connecticut, and eastward into Boston, Massachusetts, is likely to receive at least 12-24 inches of snow.
Blizzard Warning from 6 am Friday to 1 pm EST Saturday.
- Locations: eastern and southeastern Massachusetts, including Boston and Boston Metro area, all of Rhode Island including Block Island.
- Hazard types: Heavy snow, blowing and drifting at times. Quarter Mile visibilities, and winds gusting in excess of 30 mph.
- Accumulations: snow accumulation of 18 to 24 inches.
- Timing: light snow will develop by Friday morning, becoming heavy late in the day into the evening commute. The Heaviest of snowfall, especially focus along the I-95 corridor, will fall Friday night into Saturday.
- Impacts: blizzard conditions and dangerous travel. White out conditions are anticipated as roads become snow covered by the Friday evening commute. Strong North-northeast winds are anticipated with gusts up to around 60 mph, resulting in blowing and drifting of snow. Damage to trees and structures along with scattered power outages are anticipated.
- Winds: northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.
- Visibilities: one quarter mile or less at times.
- Temperatures: in the mid 20s.