The storm, dubbed from the Weather Channel ‘Izzy,’ is expected to hit the country this weekend, with wild weather and warnings issued over parts of the United States.

‘Get ready, a big blizzard is coming,’ warned AccuWeather megaweather forecaster Bernie Rayno.

The storm, a storm known as Izzy by the Weather Channel, is set to touch dozens of million people over the next few days, bringing heavy ice, snow, wind and rain.

There will be “major travel headaches” from North Dakota to North Georgia and back to Maine, according to the National Weather Service.

AccuWeather Chief Weather Meteorologist Jonathan Porter said expected ice could result in power outages and tree damage.

Atlanta is in the path of the storm that might end their nearly four-year streak of urban drought without snow.

The storm will last through Sunday and into Monday following a stop in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Heavy snowfall is due to cover parts of the region, particularly the Appalachians and northeast of the country, with up to 18 inches of snow by late Monday when the storm subsides.


Izzy (mascot)

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Izzy was the official mascot of the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics. Initially named Whatizit at its introduction at the close of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, (wikipedia)


National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is an agency of the United States federal government that is tasked with providing weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, (wikipedia)