Northeast Braces for First Snowy Weekend

December 8, 2017 Updated: October 5, 2018    

Up to 8 inches of snow is expected over the weekend as the first days of heavier showing approach the eastern coast.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the Southern New Jersey, mainly south of I-195. People could expect 4 to 6 inches of snow, the National Weather Service stated.

The warning has also been issued for north and central Georgia.

Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for most of northern New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania, and Delmarva Peninsula, where people can expect 2 to 4 inches.

No flooding, damaging winds, or significant icing is expected.

The snow will come Friday night and will continue through Saturday, moving north from Virginia to New England, hitting all the metropolitan areas including Washington, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston.

New York City can expect up to 4 inches in Manhattan and the Bronx and 4 to 6 inches in Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, and Connecticut, according to the local branch of the National Weather Service.

Washington, DC, area can expect up to 8 inches of snow in the Lexington Park area.

The same system bringing snow to the northeast brought a rare snowfall to southern states on Friday and has been moving from coastal Texas into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.

Some parts of Mississippi saw up to 6 inches of snow.

Some 250,000 lost power due to the storm, Weather.com reported, and over 650 flights to and from the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta were canceled on Friday, according to FlightAware.

“Unfortunately, travel conditions continue to deteriorate. Snowfall intensity is greater than originally expected. If at all possible, STAY HOME & enjoy the snow!” National Weather Service Birmingham Alabama stated on Twitter on Thursday night.

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