East Coast Braces for Heavy Rain, Winds in Winter Storm

PHOTO: Vincent Ayd, left, owner of Ayd Hardware and truck driver Mike Jock unload snow shovels and ice-melt in Towson, Md., Jan. 21, 2016. PlaySteve Ruark/AP Photo
WATCH East Coast Braces for Storm of 'Historic Proportions'

The East Coast is bracing for a possibly historic winter storm that could affect more than 75 million people, according to the National Weather Service. The storm, which will affect states from Arkansas to Massachusetts, will begin today.

Snowfall could reach two feet in some locations, including Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the tri-state area beginning at 4 a.m. Saturday until noon Sunday.

Snow accumulations in the tri-state area, which includes New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, are expected to be 6-10 inches, with winds of 25 mph to 35 mph. Temperatures will be in the upper 20s to low 30s.

The National Weather Service tweeted early Friday morning: "2.8 inches of snow at the NWS office so far...2.5 inches fell in the last hour alone."

Many states have already declared a state of emergency and more than 2,520 flights have been cancelled.

Saturday flights have been impacted as well, with 2,380 flights already cancelled, according to the website FlightAware.

A tornado watch was issued for parts of Louisiana and Texas on Thursday night, with storms emerging along the Gulf of Mexico.

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