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The storm could cause travel problems and power outages across a wide part of the Eastern United States from late Friday through early next week. The system is referred to by some as an ominous-sounding "bomb cyclone."
The National Weather Service says heavy snow and strong winds were forecasted to begin in parts of the Carolinas and Appalachia on Friday evening. The system will then intensify as a nor’easter off the East Coast and bring snowy conditions up through New England.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a state of emergency earlier this week and said 114 National Guard troops were staging in central and eastern North Carolina to prepare to move to the affected areas.