FORECAST has issued a bomb tornado warning with up to 20 inches of snow predicted to make landfall later this week.
The Northeast could see its first snowstorm in four years, according to meteorologists.
As the region prepares for another winter storm this weekend, weekend forecasts suggest New York City could see up to 20 inches of snow, NBC report.
The potential supertanker is expected to take shape off the Mid-Atlantic by the Carolinas later this week and make its way to the East Coast by the end of the week.
As of Thursday morning, the storm’s path suggested that central and eastern Long Island to New England could be hardest hit.
CNN “Models continue to show a blockbuster with blockbuster potential over the weekend, mostly late Friday through Saturday,” said meteorologist Brandon Miller.
“This storm is likely to intensify with a speed and intensity comparable only to the strongest hurricanes, so this storm’s high-end potential cannot be overstated.
“But with nor’easters, just like in real estate, it all depends on location, location, location.”
Forecasters say Friday will provide the clearest clues as to where the storm is headed.
The Weather Center “Heavy snow is likely in parts of New England,” said Wednesday.
Wind chill watches and warnings have been issued for the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes with southeastern New England expected stormy winds.
Commuting can also become difficult with the risk of road accidents and flight cancellations.
AccuWeather “The area that we think will be hardest hit and at risk of closure will be central and east of Long Island to New England,” said Aerial Meteorology Team Leader Bernie Rayno.
His colleague Jonathan Porter added: “This is going to be a strong storm that will generate a lot of wind, which has raised concerns about blowing and drifting snow, power outages and blizzard conditions in some areas.
“There is also a severe coastal flooding and beach erosion threat, particularly in eastern Massachusetts.”
A bomb cyclone occurs when the central pressure of a low-pressure system drops by at least 24 millibars – one millibar measures barometric pressure – within 24 hours or less.
Storms with lower pressure have higher intensity.
The drop in pressure causes the wind to move towards the center, carrying and releasing a lot of moisture in the form of “massive amounts” of rain, according to AccuWeather.
When the air is cold enough, heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions can occur.
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