- “Confidence is growing that a major hurricane will deliver widespread effects.”
- Severe thunderstorms could also shake parts of the Southeast on Friday and Saturday.
- Strong, damaging winds are also possible this weekend in parts of eastern Canada.
Forecasters warn that Old Man Winter could have one more trick up its sleeve: A potential “bomb cyclone” storm could hit parts of the central and eastern US this week and into the weekend. , forecasters warn.
AccuWeather meteorologist Alex DaSilva said: “Confidence is growing that a major hurricane will deliver wide-ranging impacts. That would include everything from severe rain and thunderstorms to high winds, snow and rapid freezing over the eastern third of the country, AccuWeather speak.
A tornado of bombs, occurring in the process known as bombogenesis, is basically a winter storm. It “occurs when a mid-latitude cyclone rapidly strengthens” or rapidly decreases in atmospheric pressure, marking hurricane strength, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Areas from eastern Oklahoma to western parts of Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, and even areas north of Mississippi and Alabama, saw several inches of snow. Much heavier snow is likely to be further east, according to AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
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Heavy snowfall is forecast over inland areas of the Northeast; as much as possible in some areas.
“Not only the Northeast is seeing snow, but also seeing some strong winds and gusts,” Weather.com meteorologist Domenica Davis said.
The threat to this high wind was highest along the coast as of Saturday, as well as over the higher elevations of the Northeast, Weather.com speak. At least some tree limb falls and power outages are possible in these areas.
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Wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph are forecast from northern Florida to Atlantic Canada on Saturday. Corridors of the strongest winds are expected in North Carolina, along the coast or in the mountains, and in southern New England, where gusts can reach 70 to 90 mph, according to Accuweather. Power outages can be widespread.
Most of the I-95 corridor, including major cities in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, will see windstorms Saturday before temperatures drop below freezing later in the day after the rainfall ends. , said the National Weather Service.
Severe thunderstorms could also shake parts of the Southeast on Friday and Saturday, Storm Forecast Center speak. “Strong winds and some tornadoes are possible Friday night through early Saturday morning across parts of the Southeast and coastal Carolinas,” the Hurricane Forecast Center said.
“This will be the last stormy weather of the week for this country, following downpours but healthy,” AccuWeather said.
Strong, damaging winds are also possible this weekend in parts of eastern Canada, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Weather.com speak.
Weather.com said the force of the bomb cyclone could break all-time low pressure records in eastern Canada, according to data compiled by NOAA meteorologist David Roth.
This weather system has been named Winter Storm Quinlan by The Weather Channel.
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