A POWERFUL “bomb cyclone” is set to make landfall in the central and eastern parts of the US this week and could affect the weekend.
AccuWeather meteorologist Alex DaSilva said: “Confidence is growing that a major hurricane will bring widespread effects.
Read our Winter Storm Quinlan link blog for the latest updates…
Storm level wind
Windstorms may develop over Atlantic and Canadian Maritimes as part of Winter storm Quinlan.
Widespread gusts are expected to reach more than 40 mph.
And some local gusts could reach 50 to 60 mph, particularly near coastal areas in the Northeast, on Saturday.
Merging storm patterns
The jet stream will be forced to head south this weekend as two turbulent regions, one in the Southwest and one in southern Canada, merge over the Midwest.
This weekend will bring a cold front to the East Coast.
That should clear the way for a stronger turbulence to move southeast out of northern Canada on Friday, past the Great Lakes and into New York, Pennsylvania and New England.
The third disturbance is then expected to merge with the previous two, creating an area of low pressure and forming a coastal zone. stormy along the East Coast, and that low pressure area is projected to strengthen rapidly enough to be classified as “Bomb tornado“.
Forecasters say it could be 15-40 degrees colder than usual in the Rockies, Plains and Midwest on Friday morning.
The Great Lakes, Mississippi Valley and the South could see similar declines Saturday morning, and the East Coast could also see Sunday morning.
Minneapolis could see temperatures in single figures on Friday.
Snow on the road
Significant snowfall and blizzard conditions are expected in some areas of the United States as a result of winter Hurricane Quinlan.
An Arctic front is predicted to sweep towards the East Coast late Friday and last through the weekend thanks to snow storm.
Strong winds and sharp temperature drops are caused by the stretch from the central Appalachians to the interior of the Northeast.
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