What We Know: Key takeaways on brewing nor'easter

AP News
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Posted: Jan 20, 2016 4:54 PM

There goes the weekend: The South and East are bracing for a whopper of a snowstorm.

Details on the brewing nor'easter:

— The National Weather Service is warning of heavy, "perhaps crippling" snow across the northern mid-Atlantic region, including Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia.

— Blizzard and winter storm watches have been issued for parts of Maryland, Washington, Virginia and West Virginia, starting as early as Thursday and stretching into Saturday.

— How much? Bigger cities could get a foot or two of snow.

— When? The strongest winds and potentially life-threatening conditions are expected Friday night through Saturday night.

— The storm is first expected to hit Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky with freezing rain and ice.

— Snow already was blanketing parts of Kentucky and Tennessee on Wednesday.