‘Get ready, a big blizzard is coming,’ warned AccuWeather megaweather forecaster Bernie Rayno.
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.
❄️Winter weather is predicted in North GA and metro Atl this weekend. GDOT is preparing brine operations, equipment, materials, and staff to respond to the threat. We will continue to monitor conditions as the storm evolves.
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— Georgia DOT (@GADeptofTrans) January 13, 2022
Crews are readying equipment and pretreating all interstates and major primary routes in preparation.
— VDOT Richmond (@VaDOTRVA) January 13, 2022