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Timeline: Blizzard continues to worsen overnight

Posted at 6:15 AM, Jan 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-27 00:28:25-05

NEW YORK (PIX11) -- A potentially historic nor’easter has arrived in the tri-state area.

The snow started early Monday morning, and will continue to worsen through the evening with the heaviest snow and wind hitting around midnight.

Below is a timeline -- subject to change as the forecast evolves -- of how the storm is expected to progress through Wednesday.

8 p.m.-12 a.m. Monday: Light to moderate snow at times. Visibility will go less than a mile during any heavier snow band. Winds will be gusting to 35-45 mph.

12 a.m. Tuesday: The heaviest snow and strongest wind gusts will start at about midnight, with snow falling at a rate of about 2 to 4 inches per hour through Tuesday afternoon, according to the NWS. Gusts could go as high as 50-60 mph,  especially across Eastern Long Island. There will be high tides across the Jersey shore, and south shore of Long Island. Moderate flooding is possible.

Tuesday morning: Heavy snow continues across Long Island, into the five boroughs and Connecticut. Long Island Sound shore will have high tide with moderate flooding is possible as well.

6 p.m. Tuesday: The snow is expected to slow significantly by this time, but scattered showers could remain. As much as 2 feet of snow could blanket the region when the storm is finished.

12 a.m. Wednesday: Blizzard warnings expire.

Sunday, Feb. 8: Temperatures will remain cold through this day, which means any snow that falls will stick and stay.