- Boston and Portland, Maine, are forecast for a 70-90% chance of at least 3 inches of snow on Saturday into Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service.
- The storm is likely to become a “bomb cyclone,” a winter hurricane that occurs when a cyclone strengthens by rapidly intensifying or quickly dropping in atmospheric pressure.
A storm with the potential to grow into a powerful nor’easter is forecast to strike the Northeast this weekend, bringing with it the possibility of heavy snow, strong winds and coastal flooding.
The storm is forecast to develop off the coast of the Carolinas, but not for another few days, leaving its exact path and potential impact subject to change.
Coastal areas in the Northeast are most likely to experience heavy snow, with Boston and Portland, Maine, forecast for a 70-90% chance of at least 3 inches on Saturday into Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service.
“Confidence is increasing that a coastal storm will bring significant winter impacts to parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, including the I-95 major metro areas, Friday through the weekend,” the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center wrote on Tuesday. “Heavy snow, strong winds, and coastal flooding are all possible. Stay tuned!”
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While the storm’s exact path is uncertain, it’s likely that it will become a “bomb cyclone,” a winter hurricane that occurs…