A winter storm warning is in effect from 4 am Thursday to 1 pm Friday. A coastal storm will bring the potential for heavy snow, strong winds and dangerously cold wind chills from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. Near blizzard conditions are forecast Thursday evening into Friday morning.
There is expected to be snow accumulations of approximately 6 to 10 inches.
One to two inches of snow are forecast through the Thursday morning rush hour.
The most significant period of snow will redevelop by Thursday evening and continue into Friday morning.
Winds are expected from the northeast at 15 to 25 mph with wind gusts up to 35 mph.
Blowing and drifting snow will produce dangerous travel conditions.
Wind chills from 5 degrees below zero to 15 degrees below zero Thursday night through Friday will produce extremely cold conditions.
A winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected.
Significant amounts of snow are forecast and will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency during the height of the storm. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Severe weather conditions may also bring power outages. Preparation is very important. Residents are urged to be fully prepared for this winter storm.
It is recommended to stay indoors during the blizzard conditions. Winter storms are dangerous. People can be injured in traffic accidents, on icy roads, from falls and from hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold.
Additional tips on how to prepare for and respond to severe weather, visit: www.ready.gov and www.weather.gov.