Do not let the snow and ice currently moving through the Northeast fool you into thinking that the blizzard we have been warning about is not going to materialize. A blizzard still looms for northern New England and the St.

Lawrence Valley. The weekend is when the blizzard will unleash its fury.

The above graphic displays how much snow will pile up across northern New England and the St. Lawrence Valley through this long holiday weekend. Included on this map is the snow that today's storm will deliver to Maine and surrounding places on New Year's Day, as well as what the blizzard will produce over the weekend.

It will be quite difficult to measure the snow this weekend. Strong winds will severely blow and drift the snow around through Sunday.

Also on this map is the lake-effect snow that will stream downwind of the eastern Great Lakes. Persistent bands of snow and heavier squalls will total up to a foot; however, locally higher amounts cannot be ruled out. Additional accumulating lake-effect snow will fall during the first part of next week.

Story By AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski