South Shore: Likely blizzard to impact region Friday night and Saturday

New England Weather Story A ridge of polar high pressure is building across New England Thursday morning. However, all eyes are turning to a pair of storm systems.

The first is taking shape over the Texas panhandle and the other is tracking along the Louisiana coastline. The storm over Texas will track into the Ohio Valley by Thursday night, while the Gulf coast storm turns up the Carolina coastline. The entire forecast hinges on the interaction and eventual merger of these two storms south of Long Island later Friday into Saturday morning.The exact timing of this merger will have a significant impact on the forecast.

However, most of southern New England should brace for potential blizzard conditions Friday night into Saturday morning with snowfalls exceeding a foot in many locations, and two feet cannot be ruled out in spots.

Coastal locations will be dealing with major flooding and beach erosion during the Saturday morning high tide. By all accounts this appears to be a highly disruptive storm.

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