Thursday 10 a.m.
This video shows the expected storm scenario from now through the coming weekend. In addition to the disruption caused by any wintry precipitation and wind, this storm could cause much more difficulty than the typical storm. In the area close to the snow-rain line, heavy wet snow will fall and it will be very windy. This can lead to power outages and extensive tree damage. Farther back in the snow area where it is a little colder, the wind will help to prevent snow from sticking to power lines and weighing down trees. The wind-whipped snow along with furiously falling and flowing flakes can create white-out, blizzard conditions at times.
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