Forecasters are predicting that a developing nor-easter will bring the first meaningful snow in nearly two years to many East Coast communities this weekend. Here is what you need to know about this monster storm system.
Advancing Storm System Could Evolve Into Powerful Nor'easter by the Weekend
A major weather maker is bearing down on the Northeast, set to arrive this weekend with heavy snow, dangerous ice, and high winds. The far-reaching storm is currently dumping snow across parts of the Southwest.
The system will march to the east in the coming days, igniting thunderstorms and torrential rain for the Gulf Coast before turning to the north and moving up the East Coast.
The thunderstorms and heavy rain will get going late Thursday and into Friday for the Gulf Coast, impacting a large portion of Louisiana and Mississippi.
This is a part of the Gulf Coast that has been dealing with a designation of an extreme to exceptional drought, according to the latest data release from the U.S. Drought Monitor.