7 Feb 2013 12:47 PM EST
-by Trista McKenzie, Contributing Writer; Image: New York City is now in the 6 to 12 inch range of snowfall for the coming winter storm. (Image Source: Weather.com)
Winter Storm Nemo is making its way towards the northeast, causing a bit of panic in its wake as it is poised to become what many believe to be a crippling February blizzard.
Snowfall of around one foot is expected for New York’s Adirondacks as well as parts of coastal New England. The storm could also become one of the top 10 snowstorms of all time for Boston. Six inches of show is expected in New York City as well as northern New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania.
Thursday will bring light to moderate snow through the western Great Lakes, hitting cities like Milwaukee, Chicago and Grand Rapids, Mich. On Thursday night, the snow will drift through eastern Wisconsin and northeast Illinois, slowly making its way towards the eastern Great Lakes, Upstate New York and parts of New England. The storm could begin to hit New York City at this time as well.
Friday will bring the storm to southern New England, with snowfall expected for Boston and Hartford, Conn. By the morning rush, the snow will have left Michigan but will be heavy at times throughout New York as well as northeastern Pennsylvania and most of New England. By Friday afternoon, the snow will change to rain for southern New England, Long Island and the New York City area.
While it seems that NYC will miss most of the storm, the worst of the weather will hit New England, Upstate New York and some of the lower Hudson Valley by Friday night, bringing snowfall of 2 to 3 inches per hour for many major coastal cities. On Saturday, expect blizzard-like conditions for most of the day, with the snow ending in the morning in New York City.