A strengthening low pressure is bringing extremely heavy snowfall to the northeast this morning. Over 8,000 flight cancellations currently along with travel bans in many states . In Washington D.C. , precip has been mixing with sleet and freezing rain and snow totals in that area are far less than areas just to the NW.
Heavy snow has been the dominate precip type for Philadelphia and New York City as close to a foot of snow is expected in those areas . However, sleet is starting to mix in around Philadelphia so totals there might be a hair less
The heaviest snow will fall in western Connecticut and western Massachusetts where anywhere from 20-30 inches could fall.
High winds will also have a big impact on the area as gusts greater than 50 mph will be possible. The storm will gradually lift NE during the day today bringing the snow to an end late tonight .