A winter storm threatened to snarl the morning commute for millions of Americans from the Mid-Atlantic to New England Friday, dumping up to 8 inches of snow on parts of the Northeast.
Heavy, wet snow will lead to messy conditions on roads across the region during the morning, forecasters said.
The snow should finally clear coastal New England by Friday evening, but not before dumping snow on southeast New England, including parts of eastern Connecticut, Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts including much of the I-395 and I-495 corridors, the Weather Channel said.
In the New York City area, parts of eastern Long Island, including the Hamptons and Montauk, could see as much as 8 inches of heavy, wet snow by mid-morning,NBC New York reported. Up to 5 inches could fall on western portions of Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens and possibly Manhattan and the Bronx.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Molloy said the state's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) would be monitoring the impact of the storm. "We are monitoring this winter weather diligently," he said, according to NBC Connecticut.
The storm began as heavy rain and switched over to wet snow around 4 a.m. ET in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs, NBC 10 Philadelphia reported.
Up to 4 inches could fall in inland South Jersey, the Jersey Shore and Southern Delaware by the time the storm moves out midday.
Meanwhile, a winter weather advisory was in effect for Anne Arundel, Arlington, Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's counties in Maryland and Falls Church and Alexandria counties in Virginia, according to NBC Washington.
This story originally appeared on NBCNews.com