Winter storm watch in place for Northeast as snowstorm arrives Saturday

Larry and Licette Wagner walk in the snow on Escarpment Boulevard in Austin, Texas, on Thursday Dec. 7, 2017.PlayJay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP
WATCH Winter storm watch in place for Northeast as snowstorm arrives Saturday

The Northeast is about to taste its first snowfall of the season this weekend.

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A storm system is developing in the Gulf Coast on Friday morning, and is expected to track northeast into Georgia and the Carolinas by Friday night.

A swath of accumulating snow is expected from Louisiana to Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas.

A storm system is developing in the Southeast on Friday morning.ABC News
A storm system is developing in the Southeast on Friday morning.

The storm system will move up the East Coast and spread snow from Virginia to New York early Saturday morning.

Snow will move into the Midatlantic region during the early morning hours on Saturday.ABC News
Snow will move into the Midatlantic region during the early morning hours on Saturday.

The heaviest snow should be flying along the I-95 corridor during the late morning on Saturday into the early afternoon as the storm system moves east of New Jersey.

Snow will move into the Northeast during the afternoon on Saturday.ABC News
Snow will move into the Northeast during the afternoon on Saturday.

The snow should be moving out of the Northeast Sunday morning.

Snow accumulations will be anywhere from 1 to 3 inches from Alabama to Georgia and into the Carolinas.

Up to 6 inches of snow is possible from southern New Jersey to Connecticut and eastern Massachusetts. Philadelphia should see a couple of inches, while New York City receives 2 to 4 inches and Boston sees 4 to 6 inches.

The heaviest snow totals will come in the southern New Jersey and Delaware area.ABC News
The heaviest snow totals will come in the southern New Jersey and Delaware area.

Santa Ana winds continue

Winds gusted to over 50 mph in San Diego County yesterday, spreading two new wildfires. Winds gusted to 88 mph in the mountains of San Diego County.

The National Weather Service has extended red flag warnings for Southern California through Sunday as the dry, gusty Santa Ana winds will continue.

Relative humidity is expected to be as low as 5 percent in Southern California.

Southern California will be under red flag warnings for another day on Friday.ABC News
Southern California will be under red flag warnings for another day on Friday.

This morning, the winds are a little lighter, but the region could still see gusts near 30 mph in spots.

Gusty off-shore winds are expected to continue Saturday at 20 to 30 mph with local gusts near 60 mph in the mountains.

The dry Santa Ana winds will kick back up on Saturday.ABC News
The dry Santa Ana winds will kick back up on Saturday.

Santa Ana winds will continue to gust on Sunday near 25 mph along the coast with higher gusts near 60 mph in the mountains.

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