Heavy snow will accumulate quickly overnight in NJ — Blizzard Warning

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Heavy snow will accumulate quickly overnight in NJ — Blizzard Warning

However, snow has already begun to fall earlier than predicted.

Sooooo... have you looked outside lately? DE declared a State of Emergency as well on Friday afternoon. The intensity of the storm will slowly but steadily increase through Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service in Morristown, Tenn., issued the winter storm warning on Thursday, saying that freezing rain would transition to snow on Friday, with heavy snow at times before tapering off late Friday.

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The Philadelphia region is still expected to get 12-18 inches overall, but numbers could reach as high as 18-24 inches in some parts of the area. Incredible. But even more astounding will be the large spread of double-digit snow totals, from at least Interstate 78 down to the southern tip of the state. The precipitation will then "quickly" change back to snow before Saturday night.

Here's a general timeline for the nastiest part of the storm.

Hopefully, you can hunker down all day on Saturday.

A winter storm warning took effect in Scott and all surrounding counties at midnight Friday morning, as a powerful storm system began to impact the area.

Wednesday's snow paralyzed Scott County and much of the region, though state roads were clear by late Wednesday evening.

A Winter Weather Advisory calls for lower snow totals for Sussex County. Coastal roads and property could be under wind-driven water at high tide. Wind gusts are expected to peak at 40 miles per hour, potentially creating whiteout conditions.

Winds are still expected to be strong, but meteorologists aren't sure how strong at the coast. A blizzard is defined as a wintry storm lasting longer than 3 hours with visibility below a quarter mile and winds gusting above 35 mph. Prepare for the possibility of power outages during snowy and cold conditions. Defenses elsewhere were weakened during a nor'easter in October, which caused severe beach erosion.

In addition, storm surge of 3 to 4 feet is anticipated, causing Moderate to Major flooding at the times of high tide.

Robinson said surges may approach becoming as bad as during Sandy at the southern shore, but counties there got less damage than their northern counterparts.

We may have a break in the action about midday Saturday. Early snowfall predictions from the Weather Channel have said, two feet in D.C., 3 feet at Dulles airport, and 2 feet in Roanoke, Virginia and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Stay with WBAL News Radio 1090 for the latest on weather related news through the weekend.

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