According to AccuWeather.com meteorologist Michael Piggott, the lowest expected pressure from this storm will be around 980 mb. Sandy was around 940 mb at landfall. One of the best indications of a storm's strength is the barometric pressure.
"Since the nor'easter's pressure will not be as deep, its winds will not be as strong, nor will there be as much rain and snow," he said.
Despite the fact that this storm will not as strong, it can still add on to the problems many in the Northeast are already facing. Heavy, wet snow may cause tree branches to snap and knock out power lines. Areas in Maine and New Hampshire are expected to get up to a quarter of an inch of ice that could also lead to power outages.
Check in with the Winter Weather Center for updates on the storm.
A push of cooler air will slash summerlike conditions across the Upper Midwest then in the Northeast beginning this weekend.
Flood-ravaged Texas and Oklahoma are in line for one more round of drenching showers and thunderstorms Friday and Saturday.
Tropical Depression One-E formed early Thursday morning in the eastern Pacific, and is expected to become Tropical Storm Andres later Thursday.
A very active typhoon season combined with drought in much of India could have a significant impact on lives and property for more than a billion people in Asia during the summer of 2015.
A tornado struck a drilling rig in Canadian, Texas, Wednesday night and caused several injuries.
Summer-like warmth will continue through the rest of the week in the East, but there will still be a few thunderstorms around.
Sacramento, CA (1984)
All-time record high for May -- 110 degrees. The old record was 100.
Leesburg, FL (1989)
A lightning bolt tore a 4-foot wide hole in the ceiling of a residential dining room and struck a 9-year-old boy between the shoulder blades. Although injured, the boy survived.
Chicago, IL (1992)
33 degrees on this date. Coldest for so late in the spring season.