Beginning Tuesday morning, a swath of snow will continue to spread northeastward spanning from North Carolina through Nova Scotia through Wednesday.
Moving up the coast, the storm will bring minimal snow between 1-3 inches for areas from New York City to Hartford, Conn.
Due to the strong March sun, the storm's biggest impacts will occur Tuesday night as the storm intensifies up in the New England area. Areas from Providence, R.I., to Portland, Maine, including, Boston and Portsmouth, N.H., will be among the regions that could experience blizzard conditions.
The regions with the biggest blizzard potential will be Cape Cod, Down East Maine and parts of Nova Scotia.
As the storm travels north, strong winds will accompany the storm, causing severe drifting of snow and likely creating limited visibility and treacherous travel conditions on the roadways. Downed power lines and trees are also likely, as strong wind gusts will accompany the storm.
While the most intense part of the system will occur Tuesday night through Wednesday morning in New England and up through Nova Scotia, flight delays up and down the East Coast are possible, as some of the nation's major airport hubs will fall in the path of the storm.
Upon departing the United States, the heaviest snow of the storm will move into the Maritimes and western Newfoundland accompanied by hurricane-force winds.
UPDATES: (All times are listed in EDT)
3:24 p.m. EDT Tuesday: There are locally blinding snow squalls reaching from Michigan to eastern Tennessee this afternoon. They pose a danger for those traveling at highway speeds. A few can be heavy enough to quickly coat roads. People should be on the lookout for icy spots this evening as the sun sets and wet areas freeze up.
2:56 p.m. EDT Tuesday: National flight delays climb above 2,000 with another 276 flights canceled, according to FlightStats.
2:27 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Snow totaling 4.5 inches has been reported near Flat Springs, Avery County, N.C., according to an NWS spotter.
1:40 p.m. EDT Tuesday: The snow has now moved into Philadelphia, Pa.:
1:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday:
Go to D.C., they said. There would be blossoms, they said. http://t.co/ND1HCph7St pic.twitter.com/4SkkJZq1Rf— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 25, 2014
12:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday: Sleet falls near Columbus, N.C., reports a National Weather Service employee.
11:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday:
1-mile backup on southbound I-81 just north of Staunton due to accident at MM223. Updates at http://t.co/e4qRc4rqvS. pic.twitter.com/m0WANMWH5E— VDOT Staunton (@VaDOTStaunton) March 25, 2014
11:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday: National flight delays top 1,125 with the most delays out of and into Washington Dulles International and Ronald Reagan National airports, according to FlightStats..
11:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Flight delays at Ronald Reagan National airport due to low visibility, reports FAA.
10:20 a.m. EDT Tuesday: Snow begins to accumulate in Virginia. A trained spotter reports two inches of snow near Blacksburg, Va.
8:15 a.m. EDT Tuesday: