Nor'easter to Hit US East Coast This Weekend

Jack Phillips

The first fall Nor’easter is slated to hit the U.S. East Coast over the weekend, bringing wind, rain, snow in the mountains, and potential power outages.

The storm system is currently affecting the southern United States and is forecast to move to the north and east over the Mid-Atlantic on Friday, Oct. 26 before going to New England on Saturday, Oct. 27 according to AccuWeather.

“At this time, it looks like this storm will bring a general 1-2 inches of rain and a period of 40- to 60-mph wind gusts to the coast, and there will be some sort of wet snow over the interior,” according to AccuWeather’s Dave Dombek.

“Even though the upcoming nor'easter is not likely to rank among the worst for the time of the year nor will it likely match the impact of the late-October storm from 2011, it will still pack a punch,” according to the AccuWeather report.

The Weather Channel says that some rain and wind will move up the East Coast on Oct. 26 and early on Oct. 27. Meanwhile, east and northeasterly winds will produce heavy ocean swells and may cause flooding along the coast of the Delmarva Peninsula to coastal New England.

According to the channel, most of the precipitation will likely be rain and not snow. However, in New England and in higher-elevation areas, there will be some snow.

Winds in some areas might reach 50 mph or greater, namely near the Mid-Atlantic and New England coasts on Oct. 27.

Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches over the weekend should be expected in some areas.

Hurricane Michael Update

At least 36 people have died due to Hurricane Michael in several states, namely Florida, according to CNN. The storm hit the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 10.

A woman died in Bay County, Florida, and officials didn’t release details on her death.

Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter with 15 years experience who started as a local New York City reporter. Having joined The Epoch Times' news team in 2009, Jack was born and raised near Modesto in California's Central Valley. Follow him on X:
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