A developing storm over eastern Texas today will track northeastward along the East Coast and bring significant weather impacts with it… especially if you have travel plans from the Ozarks to the Tennessee Valley… Mid Atlantic states into the northeast Friday and Saturday.
A major snowstorm and blizzard will envelop parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast into early this weekend as the storm strengthens and taps into moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean… and has plenty of cold air to work with.
Close to and over much of the southern and central Appalachians… the snowstorm will be at its worst.
Areas from western North Carolina and northeastern Tennessee to much of West Virginia and western and northern Virginia will likely have heavy snow… gusty winds creating blowing and drifting snow with the potential for road closures
Some of these areas will receive 1-2 feet of snow and blizzard conditions at times… so travel should be avoided in these areas.
In the Coastal Empire and Low Country… occasional showers are likely Friday as the system and associated cold front move through. Isolated thunderstorms are possible… and with strong wind shear but weak instability… an isolated strong or even severe thunderstorm Friday afternoon can’t be completely ruled out.
Behind the system… it will turn chilly this weekend.
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Here is the 24 hour probability of 12 inches or more of snowfall between 1pm Friday and 1pm Saturday. Notice the very heavy snowfall projected from the mid atlantic states.
Here is the 48 hour snowfall forecast from the RPM computer model (ending 10:30am Saturday morning)