Blizzard Warning

All of New York City and some of its suburbs is under a Blizzard Warning as a powerful Nor'easter targets the region.

It the storm could dump more than a foot of snow in the New York City area and up to two feet or more in areas north and northeast of the city starting on Friday. Wind gusts could reach up to 60 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for virtually the entire New York metropolitan area, including the city, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, northern New Jersey, and all of Connecticut, and a Winter Storm Warning for many counties as well.

Snow will mix with rain in the city and along the coast while it will stay as snow across the northern and western suburbs. As the coastal storm intensifies rapidly starting later Friday, all areas will go back over to snow and it will be heavy at times. The wind will be increasing from the northeast creating blizzard conditions for a lot of the area.

Heavy snow will last into the early morning hours of Saturday with a low temperature of 25 degrees in Midtown and 20-25 degrees across the suburbs.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a severe weather advisory and said that plows and 250,000 tons of salt were being put on standby to start clearing the streets.

"We hope forecasts are exaggerating the amount of snow, but you never can tell," he said, adding that if bad weather has to happen, it's better to have it on a weekend."

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