Friday, January 28, 2022 2:16 PM

Major winter storm to slam the East Coast, impacting millions: winter weather alerts from South Carolina to Maine

Christopher Nunley

A major winter storm will slam the East Coast this weekend, impacting millions, bringing hurricane-strength wind gusts and feet of snow. An area of low pressure will begin to get its act together early Saturday off the coast of the Carolinas, then accelerating north-northeast just off the Mid-Atlantic and New England coast. As it does, the low pressure will rapidly strengthen bringing strong winds and heavy snow to coastal areas of the Mid-Atlantic and New England. Watch the latest video forecast on this winter storm!

European model’s simulated precipitation Saturday through Sunday

Because of the expected impacts from the winter storm, a plethora of winter weather alerts have been issued from South Carolina to Maine and all areas in between. There are Blizzard Warnings, Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Weather Advisories, and Winter Storm Watches.

Winter Weather Alerts

Areas of heavy snow are expected, impacting major Metro areas across the Northeast and New England as the winter storm really begins to ramp up late in the day Saturday. Farther south, as the storm starts to develop, snow is even expected into eastern Tennesee, northeastern Georgia, and South Carolina. This is where a dusting to a couple of inches of snow is possible in the higher elevations. Heavier snow totals are expected in North Carolina with the favored areas being the mountains of western North Carolina and northeastern North Carolina where more than half a foot are expected. Farther north, along coastal parts of the Mid-Atlantic and New England, over a foot of snow is expected Saturday into Sunday as the storm begins to rapidly intensify. Isolated areas of nearly two feet of snow cannot be ruled out for southern New England. It’s also important to note, the snow will be wind blown in these areas so blizzard conditions are possible for many coastal areas from the Mid-Atlantic through New England late Saturday.

Southeast snow forecast Saturday-Sunday

Mid-Atlantic snow forecast Saturday-Sunday

New England snow forecast Saturday-Sunday