The first and eastern parts of the season could become a “bomb cyclone” in New England


There are also high wind warnings in the coastal regions of Massachusetts, where gusts of wind can reach 50 miles per hour.

“As the system grows rapidly, it also brings windy conditions, especially along the coast from mid-Atlantic to Maine,” said CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward. “He expects winds to be between 30 and 40 miles per hour on Saturday, and some gusts may even exceed 50 miles per hour in areas like Cape Cod.”

Strong winds also wreak havoc at sea.

Gale warnings are in place along the coast from the Carolina to Maine. Decreased visibility and strong winds are expected to cause dangerous seas that could upset or damage vessels.

This storm can intensify fast enough to become a “bomb cyclone,” and this phenomenon is characterized by a pressure drop of at least 24 millibars within 24 hours, as well as an increase in precipitation and wind.

The heaviest rain falls along the east coast, especially from Richmond, Virginia to Boston, where it is expected to rain 2 to 4 inches.

The heaviest snow is likely to fall between Worcester, Massachusetts, and Caribou, Maine, where 8 to 12 inches are forecast. Over a single foot, snowfall is possible in isolated locations, especially in Maine.

Travel is not recommended

From Saturday to early Sunday morning, there is a growing likelihood of heavy, wet snow in the region.

“Travel is not recommended in the late afternoon (Saturday) as there is a possibility of heavy snowfall leading to dangerous conditions,” the National Meteorological Service said. office in Portland, Maine.

Snow blowing can also be a problem due to strong winds, which reduces visibility to very low levels.

While most of this snow is spread over a 24-hour period, some heavy snowballs can be several inches under a few inches.

The type of rain and snow also matters.

“Heavy, wet snow can lead to power outages due to broken trees / wires.” said the office the Boston National Meteorological Service.

The greatest risk of a power outage is likely to be in downtown Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, and Maine, where snow is highest and falls the highest.

It is important to note that even if no snow is expected in some areas, residents should pay attention to Saturday night temperatures. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut expect sub-freezing temperatures on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings, which means rain left on the roadway is likely to freeze, making driving conditions very dangerous.

CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward contributed to this story.