• The upcoming northeast will produce a host of impacts.
  • Power outages and tree damage could be widespread in some areas.
  • Traveling can be difficult or even impossible at times.
  • Parts of the northeast coast will see coastal flooding.

A northeast will pound parts of the east coast late Friday through Saturday with heavy snowfall, high winds and coastal flooding.

Our latest full forecast on this storm, which is likely to develop into an intense low pressure system that meteorologists call a bomb cyclone, is here.

This article will focus on the potential impacts of the storm – how this storm may affect you.

To travel

Roads will become slippery Friday night from parts of North Carolina to southern New England.

From Saturday to Saturday night, travel can become dangerous or even impossible due to heavy snowfall and potential blizzard conditions in eastern and southern New England. Do not travel during this period in these areas; You may find yourself stuck.

At least one snowy trip is expected Saturday from the lower Hudson Valley to New Jersey, the Delmarva Peninsula, Virginia Tidewater and eastern North Carolina.

The storm will be over by Sunday morning, but snowy and treacherous roads are still likely in New England.

Major airport delays and cancellations are expected at major northeast hubs from Friday through Saturday, particularly Boston-Logan, LaGuardia, JFK, Newark and Philadelphia.


Power outages, wind damage

Strong winds will most likely blow Saturday and Saturday night from eastern Long Island to areas near the New England coast including Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod.

These winds, combined with the weight of heavy snow, can down trees and power lines, causing widespread power outages that can last several hours in these areas. Downed trees can also block roads.

At least a few downed tree limbs and power outages are also possible from the New York tri-state area south to parts of the Mid-Atlantic Coast Friday evening through Saturday evening.


Coastal flooding

In general, coastal flooding is expected during high tides on Saturday morning and evening.

At least minor coastal flooding is possible from eastern North Carolina and southeast Virginia to the Jersey Shore, including parts of the Chesapeake Bay.

Minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible along parts of Long Island on both the sound and ocean sides.

Coastal flooding may be highest — up to moderate flood stage in places — in eastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and Nantucket, during Saturday morning and evening high tides.

Some flood-prone coastal roads may become impassable at high tide on Saturday. Some beach erosion is also possible.

Water levels are expected to drop by Sunday.


Cold after the storm

Sunday morning lows will bottom out in the teens or single digits, while highs will hit 20, at most, in storm-affected areas. Monday morning lows could be about as cold as Sunday morning lows.

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This lingering cold could make roads slippery – at least side streets and stretches of other roads – through early Monday.

Highs are expected to warm into the 30s Monday afternoon from southern New England to the New York tri-state area, allowing the remaining snow to melt.

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