Millions in Northeast brace for brutal winter storm…again

Yet another weekend winter storm set its sights on the Northeastern United States, bringing with it the threat of high winds, heavy snow, subzero wind chills and the potential for flooding Saturday into Sunday.

With more than 50 million people in the path of the storm, blizzard warnings went into effect Saturday until Monday for Maine, eastern Massachusetts, coastal Connecticut and Long Island, as Nor’easter Neptune made its approach. High wind warnings were issued just south of New York City, down the coast and over to western North Carolina.

The heaviest snow will come overnight Saturday into Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters predict one two two feet of snow will fall in Boston, where residents are still digging out from a series of record-setting storms that have dumped nearly six feet of snow on the city.

Wind gusts in excess of 50 mph are also expected for eastern New England and may cause power outages in areas as far south as North Carolina.

Temperatures are expected to be 20 to 35 degrees below the February norm throughout the mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. Those chilly temps, combined with strong winds are set to produce brutal wind chills.

At the same time, these frigid temperatures, high winds and snow hit the northeast, the same weather pattern will bring unseasonably warm temperatures to the middle of the U.S. and parts of southern Arizona and southern California will enjoy above 80-degree weather.