Winter storm puts about 100 million people in the US on alert

An approaching winter storm puts about 100 million people in the United States on alert. According to meteorologists, the storm will make...

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  • An approaching winter storm puts about 100 million people in the United States on alert.
  • According to meteorologists, the storm will make travel difficult on Friday night.
  • Snow, ice, and heavy rains are expected for much of the East Coast after the storm passes through the Midwest.

Winter storm watches are issued as a new system moves from the Midwest to the eastern United States. In accordance with AccuWeather, snow, ice, and heavy rains will pummel much of the East Coast over the weekend.

Storm warnings were issued Friday morning for many parts of the country where snow is expected. The city of Roanoke in Virginia; Charleston in West Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Binghamton, and Syracuse in New York are just some of the places where alerts were raised even before dawn.

What can be expected from the storm?

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Meteorologists warn that the magnitude of the storm will vary according to where it hits. For example, in Roanoke and Charleston, snow can mix with or turn to ice for a time during the height of the storm, AccuWeather stated.

But this is not all, the arrival of a cold front precedent that hits Canada later this week will complicate the winter weather by mixing with the storm that is in the Midwest and heading to the East Coast.

The “worst” of the winter storm is expected

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“It looks like a very strong storm will unleash very significant snow across the interior parts of the Northeast, especially from the Appalachians to the highlands of New York State and northern New England,” said AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Jon Porter. “In some places, snow can be measured in feet,” he added.

Regardless, while the storm’s strength is not expected to reach historic levels, the Sunday-Monday storm has the potential to hit the Northeast with a period of heavy snow, extreme cold, and heavy rain or heavy snow changing to rain in the warmer side of the southeast.

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