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Severe Blizzard headed towards New England
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A winter weather advisory is in effect from 9 a.m. Thursday until noon on Friday for the Capital Region, according to the National Weather Service. The storm will rapidly intensify along the New England coast Thursday night, bringing heavy snow to parts of northern New England into early Friday morning. The heavy snow and increasing winds will cause blizzard conditions in Maine and New Hampshire. Warmer temperatures along the Interstate 95 corridor from Boston to New York City will bring heavy rain to those areas. The forecast for the Capital Region calls for 1 to 3 inches, with more snow predicted just east of the Capital Region. Today: A slight chance of snow, mixing with rain after 10 a.m., then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. West wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: Cloudy, with a low around 26. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph after midnight.

Thursday: Snow likely before noon, then rain and snow. High near 35. South wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Thursday night: Chance of rain and snow before 8 p.m., then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. West wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday: A chance of snow, mainly before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. West wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.