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By AccuWeather

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A blizzard will threaten to bring travel to a standstill from Washington, D.C., to New York City as well as across the southern Appalachians by the weekend. Snow and wind will brush southern New England.

Winds and the rate of snowfall will increase as the storm strengthens. Thunder and lightning could accompany the heavy snow in some locations. An all-out blizzard will unfold from northern Virginia to southwestern Connecticut. Whiteout conditions will occur farther west from south-central Pennsylvania to part of western North Carolina.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency at 8 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, to help channel state assistance to local communities fighting the storm. Other states were following suit in advance of the storm.

The storm is likely to shut down some highways and could cause some airports to close. Ahead of the storm, Delta Air Lines announced travel waivers for flights through Jan. 24 at 19 different airports in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region.

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By AccuWeather

A blizzard will threaten to bring travel to a standstill from Washington, D.C., to New York City as well as across the southern Appalachians by the weekend. Heavy snow and wind will also slam southern New England.

Winds and the rate of snowfall will increase as the storm strengthens. Thunder and lightning could accompany the heavy snow in some locations. An all-out blizzard will unfold from northern Virginia to southwestern Connecticut. White-out conditions will occur farther west from south-central Pennsylvania to part of western North Carolina.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency at 8 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, to help channel state assistance to local communities fighting the storm.

The storm is likely to shut down some highways and could cause some airports to close. Ahead of the storm, Delta Air Lines announced travel waivers for flights through Jan. 24 at 19 different airports in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region.

Continue reading at AccuWeather; Blizzard to unload immobilizing snow from DC to Philadelphia, NYC

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A major snowstorm will hit areas from Philadelphia to Boston with heavy snow and wind and could immobilize areas from near Washington, D.C., to the southern Appalachians with blizzard conditions by the weekend.

The storm will bring significant snow to more than 50 million people and could bring travel to a standstill in part of the mid-Atlantic states.

As the storm strengthens, winds will increase as snowfall rates ramp up. An all-out blizzard will unfold in some areas. Whiteout conditions will occur in several states. The storm is likely to shut down some highways and could cause some airports to close.

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By AccuWeather

A quick shot of cold air will lead the first widespread ice and snow event of the season across the northeastern U.S. into Tuesday night.

The storm that unleashed severe weather, ice and blizzard conditions across the south-central United States this past weekend will impact the Northeast into Tuesday night.

Fresh cold air will set the stage for more widespread snow and ice to fall than with recent storms in the Northeast from New York state and New England northward to Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

“The worst travel conditions in the Northeast will continue through Tuesday morning across northern and eastern New York and New England,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson said. “Roads that are not treated will become treacherous and people may not be aware of the hazardous situation.”

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