An emerging Nor’easter is expected to bring blizzard conditions to large parts of eastern New England and to blanket parts of the Midwest with more than a foot of snow on Saturday, before a large pattern change is likely in the eastern United States, marking a week-long cold spell.

The storm is expected to form in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Georgia before speeding up what is calling its bombogenesis over the Atlantic Ocean on Friday night, passing along the east coast.

New York City could get between 8-12 inches of snow, and parts of eastern Long Island could get up to 18 inches before the storm leaves.

“Guidance indicates potential for this storm to undergo bombogenesis, meaning its central pressure drops at least 24 mb in 24 hours,” the bureau of the National Weather Service in Boston said, citing what they described as the millibar pressure unit.

“Boston is in the field of the worst to come conditions, and in Maine,” meteorologist Mary Gilbert told the New York Post.

Computer models of snow and National Weather Service forecasters agree that eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island have the highest chances of experiencing the heaviest snowfalls, with this storm likely to be the biggest snowfall there since 2018.

“Nonetheless, the overall pattern for the event seems to be honing in on a snowy solution for much of the area.” As the storm advances east coast, it is expected to pick up speed, potentially morphing into a bombing Cyclone of strong, even damaging winds, which may cause coastal flooding and beach erosion.

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The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington is a local office of the National Weather Service responsible for monitoring weather conditions in 44 counties in eastern West Virginia, (wikipedia)