Meteorologists at FOX Weather are keeping a close eye on the forecast from the mid-Atlantic to New England this weekend as a powerful storm system could develop and bring snow, wind and coastal flooding to the region.
Computer models are coming into better agreement on the development of a strong low-pressure system off the East Coast, which is projected to move northeast along the coast late Friday into Saturday.
Greg Diamond, senior meteorologist at FOX Weather, said confidence in the likelihood of heavy snow, high winds and coastal flooding is increasing.
The National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center said in a Tuesday afternoon update that confidence is increasing that this coastal storm will bring significant winter impacts to parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, including along I-95.
"How much snow, how strong the winds will be and the level of coastal flooding is uncertain at this lead time," Diamond said. "Those details will be locked down in the coming days."
Ultimately, the position of the low-pressure system will determine how this event will unfold. All forms of wintry precipitation – snow, sleet and freezing rain – are possible with this storm. This would lead to significant travel impacts for a large part of the northeastern U.S.
Diamond said there is also uncertainty regarding the southern extent of the snow, which is why everyone from the mid-Atlantic to New England should be paying attention to the forecast, especially people living in the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor.
According to the NWS, heavy snow is most likely in parts of New England and possibly further south, including in the New York City to Washington, D.C. metro areas.
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