Wintry Blast Threatens Northeast

ABC News' Rob Marciano and Eva Pilgrim track the latest weather news from around the country.
2:32 | 11/20/16

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promises to be a great show. Let's talk about the weather and the nation's first major snowstorm of the season after creating blizzard and whiteout conditions. Temperatures plunging up to 40 degrees in a single day. Strong wind gusts and lake-effect snow piling up and Eva is standing by but first rob. Good morning rob. Good morning, Paula. After a very mild fall, a slap in the face. Everybody getting these cold temperatures. About 18 hours you can see the snow through parts of New Jersey and New York City it snowed here and also across New York, Connecticut and new England. Even though the ground relatively warm. Lake-effect snow machine cranking and this low strengthening. Seeing snows sticking away from the great Lakes and couple layings from 10 to 20 inches. As we mentioned Eva is live in the snow zone. Good morning Eva. Reporter: Good morning rob. The snow is just starting to fall here. The wind is starting to pick up. But we're expecting to see a lot more of this today. Overnight the season's first big snowstorm on the move as parts of the northeast prepare for snowfall. Whiteout conditions from Michigan to Pennsylvania. Plows out in full force. Drivers takes it snow. Downed power lines causing cars to catch fire. Four inches of snow. It's still coming down. The snow accumulating quickly as it makes its way east. The pileup, too much for some residents. This stuff weighs a ton. Parts of upstate New York expecting 10 to 20 inches of accumulation. The storm bringing in a fridge jid cold front and temperatures plunging up to 40 degrees. Fans cheering in the stands as the snow fell. While in Michigan players and cheerleaders making snow angels on the field. The band at the big house even getting the crowd together in a sing-along of "Let it snow." And the real kicker to all this, the temperature keeps falling and it's going to keep falling throughout the day. It's a windchill here of 22 yesterday, Dan. It was 66. Wow. Wow. Whiplash. Stay warm Eva. Thank you.

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