Boston (AP) — As much as 2 feet of snow could fall in New England according to the National Weather Service said.
"This has the potential for being a dangerous storm, especially for Massachusetts into northeast Connecticut and up into Maine," said Louis Uccellini, director of the weather agency's National Centers for Environmental Prediction.
Uccellini, said it will be a rare and major storm, the type that means "you can't let your guard down."
The snow is expected to begin Friday morning, with the heaviest amounts dumped on the region that night and into Saturday.
A coastal flooding watch also is in effect for some shore communities in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Long Island.