Currents News Staff
Frigid temperatures, heavy snow and dangerously strong winds are all part of a series of storms will bring hazardous winter weather to huge portions of the country this weekend.
“So just about everybody is going to see some kind of winter weather or heavy rain event over the next 24 to 48 hours,” said Meteorologist Bob Van Dillen.
Nearly 100 million people are under some form of winter storm watch, warning or advisory.
The midwest and the plains are already getting snow. Residents who spent the week digging out after last week’s snow storm are preparing for more.
“I know it will feel a lot easier to push it with a snow blower and not a shovel. It was pretty tiring last weekend,” said one resident.
The storm is expected to blast quickly through the northeast over the weekend bringing a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain.
“Icing. That’s going to be the concern from Northern New Jersey through Pennsylvania, right through Hartford maybe into Springfield Missouri. That could be a big power outage maker as well,” said Van Dillen.
The timing is still uncertain but forecasters believe it will move into New York and Boston Saturday night into Sunday.
Hundreds of flights are already canceled and many airlines are already issuing waivers for travelers in the midwest and north.