Major snow storm moves toward East Coast

Published: Jan. 20, 2016 at 6:24 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 2, 2016 at 11:28 AM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - While we bask in the sun and temperatures above the average, the East Coast is bracing for a major winter storm. This will be the first major snow storm to bring winter weather to parts of the East.

Starting Friday, Jan. 22 and lasting into Sunday, Jan. 24 the Mid-Atlantic will see snow pile up to heights not seen in quite a while. Bill Karnis who works for MSNBC said the D.C. area has not had over 20 inches of snow from one storm in over 90 years. This storm could bring that plus more by the time Sunday rolls around.

Here are the latest models on snow prediction for the Mid-Atlantic states:


Snow fall prediction from the American weather model (GFS).


Snowfall prediction from the European model.

Both models pinpoint the nation's capitol as the bull's-eye for this storm. As of now the National Weather Service in Washington D.C. is predicting over 20 inches of snow for the metro. But with a few days left to fine-tune the forecast, these numbers will most likely change.

If you are going to travel to this area, try to get there by Friday or you might have to wait until early next week as this storm will affect travel this weekend. This storm could have ripple affects across the country for air travel this weekend. To check flights click here or call your airline ahead of time.

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