There is also a high wind warning for coastal areas of Massachusetts, where wind shocks can reach 50 mph.
CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said, “As the system speeds up faster, it will also bring wind conditions, especially from the coast of the Mid Atlantic to Maine.” “Expect winds running at 30 to 40 mph on Saturday, with some winds even topping 50 mph in areas like Cadak.”
Those strong winds will also wreak havoc in the sea.
Thunderstorm warnings apply along the coast from the Carolinas to Maine. Lack of visibility with strong winds is expected to result in dangerous seas, which can damage ships.
This storm may have accelerated enough to become a “bomb cyclone”, an event characterized by a pressure drop of at least 24 mbar within 24 hours and increased rainfall and winds.
The heaviest rain will be along the eastern seaboard, particularly from Richmond, Virginia to Boston, where 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected.
The heaviest snowfall will likely occur between Worcester, Massachusetts and Caribou, Maine, where 8 to 12 inches is forecast. More than a foot of snow is possible for isolated locations, especially in Maine.
Travel is not recommended
The possibility of heavy, wet snow is increasing for the area starting on Saturday and continuing from Sunday morning.
Icy winds can also be an issue, which is due to the winds, which will greatly reduce visibility.
While most of this snow will spread in 24 hours, some heavy snow bands will produce several inches in a few hours.
The type of snow that matters, too.
The greatest risk for a power outage exists for central Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, and Maine, where snow will be heaviest and come down at the highest rates.
It is important to note that even if snow is not forecast for some areas, residents should monitor Saturday night temperatures. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut are all expecting temperatures below freezing on Saturday and Sunday morning, meaning that the rain left on the roadways will likely freeze, making driving conditions very dangerous.
CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward contributed to this story.