A blizzard warning is in effect Friday through Saturday midday for the likelihood of a quarter-mile visibility, blowing and drifting of snow and winds sustained at 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph.
Even though snow will begin early mixed with a little rain and become steadier in the afternoon, the teeth of this storm will come by 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
During that period of time, an inch of snow per hour or more is likely. Snow should taper off and end midday.
Total snow accumulations in a broad swath will be 10-16 inches, with more over eastern Long Island and eastern Connecticut.
All computer models of substance are in agreement — we are now awaiting for the main event.