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Powerful Storm to Impact Eastern Third of U.S. this weekend.

A developing storm system will bring a myriad of significant impacts this weekend. Heavy snow up to 18 inches from the Ohio Valley to the Northeast, and ice up to a quarter of an inch is forecast in places. Heavy rain may cause flash flooding from the Mid-South to the Mid-Atlantic. Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will be possible in the Deep South. Read More >

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