"Rainfall and snow associated with the system will stretch over 1,500 miles, from southeastern Colorado to southern Massachusetts, meteorologists said."
"The storm 'is going to be a real mess,' said Bruce Sullivan, a senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Silver Spring, Maryland.
'The main system is injecting a lot of moisture and cold air out over the Southern Plains,' he said. 'It's going to bring quite a bit of precipitation.'
Heavy snow could fall on an area from eastern Kansas to Pennsylvania, with the Mid-Atlantic, including parts of Maryland and Washington D.C., getting up to 12 inches before the system dissipates on Monday."