Christmas storm hits east coast

Christmas storm hits east coast

Another powerful cold front after a record winter storm in several years could bring Arctic cold to the East Coast in time for Christmas.

Forecasters are now seeing two fast-moving systems moving toward the eastern and central U.S. over the next few days. The first is a frontal system that will bring snowfall from Ohio to New York. Part of this storm could bring snowfall to the I-95 highway corridor. Another blizzard is coming from Canada and will bring snowfall to the upper Midwest.

Heavy rain is forecast for the northwest. Up to 8 inches of rain could fall in the Oregon and Washington area, potentially causing landslides, flooding and avalanches in the mountains.

However, the main storm system will come to the U.S. closer to Christmas. While the exact strength of wind and blizzard conditions remains uncertain, forecasters warn that the winter storm could bring many problems to America’s east, including drifts, icy roads and heavy downpours closer to the south.