Some, or possibly all, of the largest cities in the Northeast, will experience heavy snow and strong winds that halt traffic, according to the Weather Channel. The snow is expected between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning. At least 6 inches of snow are likely along the Interstate 95 corridor northward through New York City and Long Island. On Saturday, gusts of wind up to 60 mph could batter New Jersey and Long Island: Coupled with heavy snow, power outages and downed trees are to be expected.
The precise forecast for New York City is still up in the air, according to NBC meteorologist Bill Karins. The National Weather Service puts snowfall total for the Big Apple at 11 inches, with a minimum of 2 inches, and a maximum of 20 inches. The greatest impact of the storm is likely to be from 8 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, meteorologists with NBC New York said.
New York Mayor Bill De Blasio has said he doesn't expect the storm to shut down subway service.
Inland New Jersey could see even more snow: 8 to 12 inches, with wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph, NBC New York reported. In Connecticut, just 3 to 6 inches are forecast.
Additional strong gusts of wind are forecast for the New England coast, particularly Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard.