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New England Braces for Powerful Nor’Easter With High Winds and Snow

  • New England and Boston will be the hardest hit from storm
  • Shift in the forecast track puts New York, New Jersey in peril
A map of Boston Common during a snow storm in Boston.

A map of Boston Common during a snow storm in Boston.

Photographer: Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg
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Boston and New England will take the brunt of a powerful snowstorm set to sweep the U.S. East Coast starting Friday, but New York City, Washington and the New Jersey coast will likely be digging out as well as the storm winds up.

A winter storm watch is in effect for eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, where 8 to 16 inches (20 to 41 centimeters) of snow could fall through Saturday propelled by winds of 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers), while New York City may get as much as 7 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Eastern Long Island is forecast to receive more than a foot.