BLIZZARD WATCH

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NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is considering closing some state highway on Thursday afternoon before a major blizzard hits the region during the evening commute, causing whiteout conditions and a deep freeze.

By tomorrow, several weather systems are expected to converge toward the Mid-Atlantic resulting in large amounts of snowfall.

A COASTAL STORM WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW STRONG WINDS AND DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON......WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THURSDAY TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY...NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST THURSDAY EVENING INTO FRIDAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND STRONG WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THURSDAY TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY.

* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTY.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 1 INCH OF ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE AFTER MIDNIGHT THROUGH THE THURSDAY MORNING RUSH HOUR. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 7 INCHES IS FORECAST THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 8 INCHES.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* WIND CHILLS...15 BELOW ZERO TO AROUND ZERO FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. THE LOWEST WIND CHILLS WILL BE IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* TIMING...THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...LIGHT SNOW COULD CAUSE TRANSPORTATION IMPACTS DURING THE THURSDAY MORNING RUSH HOUR. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL PRODUCE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. WIND CHILLS RANGING FROM 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO T0 AROUND ZERO WILL MAKE IT FEEL EXTREMELY COLD.