A major and potentially historic snowstorm will hit New England as a blizzard Friday and Friday night, with the height of the storm occurring late Friday into Friday night.
The merger of two storms, an Alberta Clipper from the west and a storm from the south, will bring tremendous snow and damaging winds to many locations throughout the Northeast.
A widespread swath of 12-24 inches of snow will stretch from southern New England to coastal Maine. Some towns and communities in this area may pick up over 2 feet of snow.
The latest snowfall forecast map can be found on the AccuWeather.com Winter Weather Center
Significant travel delays will occur throughout the Northeast on the roads, at the airports and on the rails. Travel will likely be shut down across much of New England. These effects will last into much of the weekend.
5:15 a.m. EST Friday: Reports from Long Island and throughout Connecticut of gas stations out of gas and very long lines at other gas stations.
4:10 a.m. EST Friday: Mount Pleasant, located in central Michigan, has reported 10.5 inches of snow. Just to the south in Alma, Mich., a total of 7.1 inches of snow has fallen.
2:00 a.m. EST Friday: According to the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va., 5 inches of snow have fallen in Blue Ridge, Va. Meanwhile, reports of 2-4 inches of snow have fallen around Roanoke, Va.
12:45 a.m. EST Friday: Many locations in Lake County, Ill., located north of Chicago, have reported around 8 inches of snow. Light snow is still falling.