New England readies for major snow storm

DENISE LAVOIE and HOLLY RAMER
February 7, 2013
Tom Cwick, of Los Angeles, cross country skis on machine-made snow at the Weston Ski Track in Weston, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.  A midwinter storm headed to the Northeast on Friday could drop more than a foot of snow. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Tom Cwick, of Los Angeles, cross country skis on machine-made snow at the Weston Ski Track in Weston, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. A midwinter storm headed to the Northeast on Friday could drop more than a foot of snow. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — New England is bracing for a major winter storm expected to dump up to 2 feet of snow in some places from Friday into Saturday.

The National Weather Service in Taunton says most of southern New England could get between 18 and 24 inches of snow starting Friday morning and continuing into Saturday afternoon. The Cape could get a little less, although forecast totals varied widely.

Meteorologist William Babcock says it's looking like it's going to be a very powerful storm. If everything falls the way it has the potential to it could be among the top 10 snowstorms in New England.

New York City is also bracing for snow, anywhere from 4 to 6 inches. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city is ready, and if bad weather has to happen, it's better to have it on a weekend.