(NBC News) A viscous winter storm that dumped snow in the South Wednesday, is now making its way up the East Coast. Forecasters warn it could strengthen into a "bomb cyclone," potentially bringing hurricane-force winds, coastal flooding and up to a foot of snow.
Blizzard warnings are in place from North Carolina to New England. In Massachusetts, forecasters are calling for heavy snow and winds up to 70 mph along the coast.
New York City and Boston have already canceled school Thursday. More than two-thousand flights have also been canceled at Boston, Philadelphia and New York area airports.
Much of the South is already covered in snow, including the Sunshine State. In South Carolina, thousands were without power Wednesday, as ice and snow downed power lines and shut down roads.
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