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Northeast braces for snowstorm

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/17/20, 02:11 am

Some states could get as much as 2 feet of snow by Thursday from a storm system headed for the Northeast. Central Pennsylvania will likely see the most snow, but West Virginia and Maine could still get more than all of last winter.

Will it be dangerous? The National Weather Service said the storm system could bring “an overabundance of hazards.” Freezing rain and ice will likely fall on the mid-Atlantic, while New York City and southern New England face the heaviest snow dump. North Carolina’s Outer Banks could see strong winds, flooding, and maybe thunderstorms and tornadoes. The weather already knocked out power to thousands of Virginia homes and offices by Wednesday afternoon, and state troopers responded to about 200 crashes.

Dig deeper: Find the latest updates at the National Weather Service.

Editor's note: WORLD has updated this report since its initial posting.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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