Winter Storm Nemo: What Time Will New England Blizzard Snowfall Begin? [VIDEO]

By Staff Reporter on February 7, 2013 11:23 AM EST

Winter storm Nemo is expected to dump as much as two feet of snow in New England this weekend. (Photo: Weather Channel)
Winter storm Nemo is expected to dump as much as two feet of snow in New England this weekend. (Photo: Weather Channel)

Winter storm Nemo is a superstorm expected to form in the Northeast. A storm pattern from the Great Lakes will combine with a low pressure front from the Carolinas as both currents are head towards New England.

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The low pressure front from Carolina is moving quickly and forecasters predict rainfall along the coast and snowfall at inland areas as early as tomorrow.

According to CBS News, most of the Northeast will be under a winter storm watch beginning late Thursday. What's more, the imminent snowstorm Nemo will potentially cause travel to be nearly impossible in many parts of the Northeast by as early as Friday night. CBS News weather consultant David Bernard claims that the snow promises to set historic blizzard conditions across the Northeast, dumping as much as 2 feet of snow in a number of areas.

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard watch for the City of Boston and surrounding areas, including Rhode Island. The eastern end of Long Island and most of Connecticut is under a watch warning, as well.

Beyond snowfall, the National Weather Service warns the area will experience strong winds as well. A coastal flooding watch is also in effect for low lying communities along Massachusetts, Connecticut and Long Island shores.

"This has the potential for being a dangerous storm, especially for Massachusetts into northeast Connecticut and up into Maine," said Louis Uccellini, director of the weather agency's National Centers for Environmental Prediction.

Based on weather predictions, the continuously developing winter storm Nemo will all but paralyze the Northeast. When should Northeastern residents expect to see the first drops of snow begin to fall?

Friday forecast (Photo: Weather Channel)
Friday forecast (Photo: Weather Channel)
Friday night forecast (Photo: Weather Channel)
Friday night forecast (Photo: Weather Channel)
Saturday forecast (Photo: Weather Channel)
Saturday forecast (Photo: Weather Channel)

The weather service announced snowfall will start Friday morning, while the heaviest amounts of snow will fall into Saturday as the storm moves into New England and upstate New York. According to David Bernard, 2 feet of snowfall at inland areas is not out of the question.

As for New York City, Bernard expects Friday rain to turn into snow with the potential of 6 to even 12 inches of accumulation.

Bernard also notes that the storm will hit just days after the 35th anniversary of the blizzard of 1978, which struck the Northeast with more than 2 feet of snow combined with incredible hurricane force winds.

As fearsome as Nemo may sound, some residents are looking forward to the wintry weekend. Wachusett Mountain Ski Area marketing director Tom Meyers noted that the storm comes just as many schools are on mid-winter vacation.

"It is perfect timing because it will just remind everybody that it is winter, it's real, and get out and enjoy it," Meyers said.

To learn more about the weekend's harsh weather conditions, be sure to take a look at the forecast below.

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