Will Romp Through Otsego County
The second of two storms this week will created dangerous blizzard conditions with a foot or more of snow forecast from northern Pennsylvania through Otsego County into northern New England this weekend, AccuWeather reported a few minutes ago.
A first storm, forecast to swing quickly from west to east spanning late tonight into Friday morning, will be more of a nuisance with up to a few inches of snow, the weather service said.
A much more dramatic, disruptive and dangerous storm will follow approximately 36 hours later from Saturday to Sunday. Errands should be completed before the storm hits, the forecasters advised.
That storm will hit the Midwest first, is forecast to evolve into an all-out blizzard, cause roads to close and lead to scores of flight cancellations.
An AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 40 inches projected in parts of northern New England. Close to 30 inches of snow is likely to fall on parts of central and northern New York state to perhaps the northern tier of Pennsylvania.
As the storm strengthens it will cause winds to increase, AccuWeather reported. Winds may become strong enough to cause tree limbs to break and trigger power outages. A widespread power outage situation is most likely where a heavy amount of freezing rain builds up on trees and is followed by strong winds as the storm pulls away.