Blizzard with ‘life and death implications’ hits D.C., Mid-Atlantic

(CNN) – Up to 85 million people are in the path of a worsening winter storm that’s hit much of the East Coast of the United States.

Snow is coming down, but when the storm goes into the Atlantic on Saturday morning, it will supercharge, CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers said.

“The fuse was just lit,” Myers said. Once it gets to the jet stream, “that’s when the firecracker goes off.”