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These Videos of Boston Basically Drowning in the Nor'easter Are Insane

1.7 million without power as storm hits US east coast

During Friday's midday high tide, the coastline from the New Hampshire border to Plymouth is expected to be at the greatest risk, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said.

One weather model continues to show the storm tracking further north and making more of an impact in New Hampshire.

Gusts of up to 65 miles per hour are possible along the south coast, and gust up to 80mph are possible along the eastern coast of MA and Cape Cod!

"We're expecting to see more severe flooding issues here than we did in the January 4 storm", when a Nor'easter lashed the region with heavy snow and rain, he said. The pressure gradient aloft starts to tighten, and that's when we start to transition from a rainstorm to a wind storm.

Forecasters said Boston's Seaport District could be flooded and breaking waves along beaches could lead to significant erosion. The northwest area of the state is likely to see the heaviest snow, he added.

A High Wind Watch is in effect for Hyde, Dare, and Carteret counties from Friday into Saturday.

Late Friday, there may be a switch from rain to wet snow in part of the area.

Beginning late this afternoon changing to snow on Friday: Rain is expected to develop this afternoon and persist through all of Friday and maybe into Friday afternoon or evening.

Regional power utilities said they had extra crews on standby to deal with expected outages.

Record-setting high tides might strike Boston Harbour on Saturday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane force wind warning for most of the shore from Friday afternoon until early Saturday. The Massachusetts coast is particularly vulnerable, but the Jersey Shore, Long Island, Connecticut and even DE will all see coastal flooding, Parkinson says. A flood warning is in effect and the National Weather Service (NWS) is urging people take the storm very seriously, warning that "This is a LIFE & DEATH situation for those living along the coast".

The Weather Service has posted a high wind warning, coastal flood advisory, a flood watch for river, streams and urban areas, as well as a flood warning for the Pawtuxet River Cranston, where moderate flooding is expected. Temperatures will hold in the 40s but with the wind, it will feel much colder.