Winter Storm Jonas Blizzard

Winter Storm Jonas: Expected Snowfall Totals For D.C., NYC, New England, Blizzard Conditions Expected In Northeast

Winter Storm Jonas is headed for the Northeast with record-breaking snowfall totals and blizzard warnings in effect for New York City and the D.C. area. Heavy snow is expected in at least 15 states along the East Coast, from the mid-Atlantic states right up into New England.

What are the expected snowfall totals in the first major snowstorm of 2016 and when will the snow begin?

Here’s a look at how much snow residents of D.C., Maryland, New York City, Philadelphia, and the New England states should see this weekend as well as information about airport cancellations and travel delays that will begin within the next 24 hours.

According to Accuweather, Winter Storm Jonas will impact more than 50 million people across 15 states and has the potential to “bury” D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City. The storm is expected to kick off with snow and ice on Thursday followed by a major snowstorm with blizzard conditions starting on Friday.

Snowfall totals of more than two feet are expected in some areas, with the Weather Channel reporting that high winds and coastal flooding is expected as the storm moves from the mid-Atlantic states and right on up through New England.

Maryland, D.C.: At least two feet of snow is expected in D.C. and 18 to 24 inches possible in Maryland. Snow is expected to start late Thursday into Friday with white-out conditions and power outages expected due to wind gusts of up to 60 mph.

New York City, Philadelphia: TWC is forecasting at least six inches of snow in the NYC area and between eight and 12 inches in the Philly area.

New England: There is still some uncertainty about the snowfalls totals in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

According to CBS Boston, Winter Storm Jonas is “definitely not a northern New England event” with the possibility of more sun than snow in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.

Boston, Massachusetts, won’t see a significant amount of snow, but CBS Boston reports that “plowable snow” of around six inches is expected in Plymouth and Bristol counties as well as Cape Cod.

WLNE-6 in Providence reports that a major storm is not expected with a “few inches” of snow expected in the city and three to five inches possible along the Rhode Island coast on Saturday. There’s a similar report in Connecticut with NBC reporting that one to three inches is expected in the Hartford area and three to six inches may fall in and around New Haven.

Travel delays and airline cancellations are expected throughout the weekend, especially in the area from D.C. to New York City. If you are traveling in or out of D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, or Providence over the next few days, contact your airline for the latest information on cancellations and delays.

D.C. airports Reagan and Dulles have updated the site to reflect travel delays due to the weekend storm. Find important snowstorm information for New York’s LaGuardia Airport here and JFK Airport here. If you are traveling to Philadelphia, check the advisories on the Philadelphia International Airport website.

Boston’s Logan Airport website has links to airlines and updates about cancellations and delays. Find the latest information on flight arrivals, departures, cancellations, and delays in and out of Rhode Island on the TF Greene Airport.

Follow the Weather Channel (@WeatherChannel) on Twitter for the latest updates on Winter Storm Jonas.

Winter Storm Jonas Blizzard Watches for D.C. Area

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