STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The first big snowstorm of the winter for the U.S. East Coast is forecast to hit from Tennessee to New England and leave six to 12 inches of snow Monday.
Snow will spread northeastward from Virginia Monday morning and into New York City Monday night, before ending in New England Tuesday, according to AccuWeather.com.
The heaviest snowfall is forecast for interior Virginia and the southeastern mountains of West Virginia, with a general six to 12 inches of accumulation, but some areas may get up to 16 inches. Snow is expected to arrive in Washington, D.C., at around noon Monday and in New York City by evening.
Snow will move into coastal New England late Monday night and last through Tuesday -- with an expected 3 to 6 inches along the coast and 1 to 3 inches of snow further inland.
Major travel disruptions are expected along Interstate 81 from Tennessee through Virginia and Interstate 95 from Richmond, Va., to major cities from Washington to New York City.