Significant storm to produce up to a foot of snow in major Northeast cities

The Weather Authority

A significant snow storm will slam the Northeast Thursday into Friday (Image: WHNT News 19)

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BOSTON – The major cities of the Northeast face the possibility of a significant winter storm before the week ends.

Winter storm warnings are in effect for Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.

Blizzard warnings are in effect for Long Island and Cape Cod.

As an area of low pressure cranks up in the Mid Atlantic, snow will move rapidly into New England by Thursday afternoon. A majority of the snow will end over northern New England by Friday morning.

Guidance suggests a wide swatch of 6-12 inches of snow from near Philadelphia to Boston.

The National Weather Service office which serves New York City said snow rates of two to three inches per hour were possible Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service office in Boston said it was possible for local amounts between 14 and 16 inches of snow near and west of the city.

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