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East Coast Braces For Potential Powerful Storm This Weekend

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A storm on the East Coast may bring heavy rain, snow in the mountains and strong winds this coming weekend. The storm's first result is likely to be substantial rainfall over central Texas, then spread on Thursday and Friday over some of the areas hit by Hurricane Michael. (AP)

By    |   Monday, 22 October 2018 03:17 PM

A significant storm on the East Coast that could bring heavy rain, snow in the mountains, and strong winds along the coast is possible this coming weekend, forecasters told The Washington Post on Monday.

The biggest risk of harsh weather is in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, although it is too early to predict exactly how powerful it will be or if it will drift off to the sea.

Models suggest, however that the storm has the potential to be formidable, as it will develop as the remnants of Category 5 Hurricane Willa, currently in the eastern Pacific Ocean near Mexico’s west coast, are drawn northeast into the Gulf of Mexico by the middle of the week.

A new storm system will develop along an old stalled-out front and travel from the northern Gulf Coast through the Southeast on Thursday and Friday, according to the Post.

The storm's first result is likely to be substantial rainfall over central Texas on Wednesday, which will then spread on Thursday and Friday over some of the areas hit by Hurricane Michael, including the Florida Panhandle and Georgia.

The storm system is not likely to gather significant power until it reaches the East Coast on Friday, when it is expected to interact with a cold front.

Of the European modeling system’s 51 different simulations, about half keep the storm close to the coasts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, while the other simulations take it more out to sea.

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A significant storm in the East Coast that could bring heavy rain, snow in the mountains, and strong winds along the coast is possible this coming weekend, forecasters told The Washington Post on Monday.
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