Big Storm: Hurricane filled with snow, rain, and wind hits the eastern United States

Big Storm: Hurricane filled with snow, rain, and wind hits the eastern United States

Old Man Winter may have at least one more trick up his sleeve: Meteorologists are warning that a potential "blast-cyclone" storm could hit parts of the central and eastern United States this week and into the weekend.

"Confidence is growing for a major storm that will have widespread impacts," said Alex DaSilva, Accuweather meteorologist. AccuWeather said that would include everything from heavy rain and thunderstorms to high winds, snow, and rapid freeze across the eastern third of the country.

A bomb cyclone, which occurs through a process known as bomb formation, is essentially a winter cyclone. It occurs when a mid-latitude hurricane intensifies rapidly or rapidly decreases in atmospheric pressure, indicating a strengthening of the storm.

Areas from eastern Oklahoma to western parts of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and even northern parts of Mississippi and Alabama, have a shot of up to a few inches of snow. According to AccuWeather's chief meteorologist Alex Sosnowski, there will likely be heavy snow further to the east.

Heavy snow is expected across the interior of the Northeast; As much as possible in some areas.

"Not only is the Northeast looking at snow that way, but it could also be looking at some strong gale-force winds," meteorologist Dominica Davis told said this threat of high winds is highest along the immediate coast on Saturday and over higher terrain in the Northeast. At least some deciduous tree limbs and power outages are possible in these areas.

Expected Winds of 40 to 60 mph from northern Florida into Atlantic Canada on Saturday. According to Accuweather, the corridor of strongest winds is expected in North Carolina, along the coast or in the mountains, and in southern New England, where wind gusts can reach 70 to 90 miles per hour. Power outages may be extensive.

The National Weather Service announced most of the I-95 corridor, including major cities in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, should see wind-driven rain Saturday before temperatures dip below zero later in the day after the rains end.

The Storm Forecasting Center said severe thunderstorms could rock parts of the Southeast on Friday and Saturday. "Destructive winds and some hurricanes are likely late Friday night through early Saturday morning across parts of southeastern North Carolina and its coast," the Storm Prediction Center said.

"This will mark the last bout of stormy weather for this week in this part of the country, after rounds of devastating but beneficial downpours," AccuWeather said.

According to, solid and damaging winds are also likely this weekend in parts of eastern Canada, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Labrador, according to

According to data collected by NOAA meteorologist David Roth, said the force of a bomb hurricane could flirt with all-time low-pressure records in eastern Canada.

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