New England Braces for a Major Winter Snowstorm

      New England is bracing for a historic winter snowstorm.{} Between one and{}three feet of snow is possible and, on top of it, winds could gust to 65mph at times.{} Blizzard warnings are in effect much of New England, including Long Island, Harford, Boston, and Portsmouth.{}

      Check out the latest snowfall accumulation maps from the Boston forecast office.{} The heart of the storm will impact northern Rhode Island and eastern Massachussetts.{} Over 2 feet of snow could fall in the areas shaded in white.

      The coastal storm is in its early stages of development.{} The storm system, currently over the southeast U.S. will rapidly intensify, as it moves up the coast.{} The low will then then merge with energy from a weather front, currently over the Midwest, and explode off the coast of New England.

      This is going to be a snowstorm of epic proportion that will go into the records and will rival the Blizzard of '78.{} More updates to come.