East Coast Braces for Late-Season Winter Blast

A storm spawned in the South could mean some big snow problems for the Northeast Friday.

The massive storm could also bring heavy rain and sleet to some areas before it moves off.

The storm system is pulling cold air from Canada, creating the recipe for a major winter storm from the northern Appalachians to New England, said a National Weather Service spokesman. Some places could get a foot of heavy wet snow, which could be bad news in terms of broken power lines and fallen tree limbs.

And strong Northwest winds on the back side of the storm could make the winter chill last well into the weekend.

Even before the storm hits, New York-based JetBlue has canceled more than 200 of its flights to avoid tieups like those that stranded passengers during a snowstorm last month.