It might be a month late, but winter reintroduced itself to the East Coast in a big way Friday.
A monster storm lashed parts of the South and the Mid-Atlantic on Friday as it barreled north toward some of the nation's biggest cities. Roughly a quarter of the U.S. population is in its path, about 30 million of whom are under blizzard warnings.
"This is not a near miss," CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said. "This is a direct hit."
Tennessee and North Carolina got hit first early Friday, with snow covering the ground in cities like Asheville, Charlotte and Greensboro. Ice is also a problem in those areas, which have slick roads and well over 20,000 power outages.
Communities to the northeast should get hit even harder. And more than any other place, Washington is in the bull's-eye...