The East Coast could experience ice and snow this weekend as a winter storm threatens power outages and travel delays.
The storm brought freezing rain to the southern and central Appalachians and heavy snow to the Northeast, according to the NWS. The storm might bring 8–12 inches of snow to areas of the Northeast on Saturday and Sunday, the first big snowfall in two years for certain major eastern cities.
The service predicted 5 to 9 inches of snowfall in northeastern New Jersey and southwestern Connecticut, with 10 to 12 inches possible. New York City/New Jersey, Long Island, and southeast coastal Connecticut might get 2–7 inches of snow. The organization advises people to remain off roads in the snow, travel slowly, and have an emergency kit. Weather forecast for Saturday, January 6, 2024.
"This storm system is expected to emerge over the central U.S. early next week as a powerful storm with significant impacts possible, stretching eventually to the East Coast by mid-week," the meteorological agency said.