Winds will gust to or past 50 mph throughout a large portion of the Northeast.
Widespread tree damage and power outages are sure to result. Where extensive damage occurs, be prepare for the power outages to last a week. Buildings and vehicles will also suffer damage, including due to falling trees.
The winds will significantly blow and drift the storm's heavy snow. Travel will extremely difficult as crews have trouble keeping roads clear. Officials may deem conditions too dangerous and close roads.
The area most prone to this lies across the higher terrain of northern New England and from central New York to northwestern New Jersey. During the height of the storm, the snow will be falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. It is also across this zone where winds will gust to 70 mph.
The storm will also whip up winds to 70 mph along the New England coast. Severe coastal flooding will blast the beaches, especially at the time of high tide.
On the other hand, blowout tides caused by offshore winds may pose problems for coastal waterway interests from New Jersey to North Carolina.
Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski