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Winter storm slams Southeast, forecast to explode as ‘bomb cyclone’ in Northeast

A snowstorm is tearing through the Southeast today before it barrels north overnight, bringing heavy snow and strong winds. Snow already fell today in Tallahassee, Florida, and Savannah, Georgia, and now the wintry mix is now blowing through South Carolina.

The major coastal storm has brought the most snow to Tallahassee and Savannah since 1989. “It’s pretty wild,” one visitor from Washington, D.C., told ABC affiliate WCIV in Charleston. “I’ve never seen palm trees with snow on them before.”

PHOTO: Children from the Hoffman and Lynns families build a snowman on the public basketball courts in Forsyth Park, Jan. 3, 2018, in Savannah, Ga. (Stephen B. Morton/AP)

Winter weather advisories, winter storm warnings and blizzard warnings are in effect for the entire eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine as the major coastal storm bears down today into Thursday.

Blizzard warnings are in effect for coastal locations from North Carolina to Maine, including Norfolk, Virginia, the New Jersey shore, Long Island and Boston.

The snow is expected to be heavy Thursday in New England and classes at Boston Public Schools have been canceled for the day.

PHOTO: Over 30 states are under winter alerts, Jan. 3, 2018, for the cold and snow as the eastern half of the country remains under a deep freeze from Texas to Florida and all the way up to Maine. (ABC News)

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