A storm will rapidly intensify off the Middle Atlantic seaboard today, bringingblizzard conditions to the Middle Atlantic region and southern New England,including the major cities from Baltimore to New York City.So you know what to expect with blizzard conditions, it is defined as having awind of 35 mph or greater and snow reducing visibility to less than 1/4 of amile for more than three hours. The combination of strong winds and heavysnowfall today will cause some roads to become impassable as the snow quicklyaccumulates and drifts. Snow drifts could reach 4 feet in many areas bytonight.

Motorists who are brave enough to travel will encounter whiteout conditions andvery slick, snow-covered roads throughout the day and into the evening. Onemajor roadway that will be slowed to a crawl will be Interstate 95 fromBaltimore to New York. In addition to blowing and drifting the snow, the windscould down snow-laden trees and power lines.

Combined with bitterly cold air, the wind will send AccuWeather RealFeeltemperatures plummeting into the lower teens today.

Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Adam Douty.