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.
Multiple tornadoes touched down across Indiana on Wednesday afternoon, one of which flattened a Starbucks in the town of Kokomo
A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to strengthen significantly and reach Florida and the Bahamas with strong winds, coastal flooding and torrential rainfall during Sunday and Monday.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will bring the potential for flash flooding and localized damaging wind gusts through Thursday.
Stargazers will want to dig out their binoculars and telescopes this weekend as Venus and Jupiter shine so close that they appear as one large, bright star in the evening sky.
Following a taste of autumn chill to start the week, is summer heat and humidity over for the northeastern United States?
Hampton Roads, VA (1990)
Very heavy rain fell during the morning, causing widespread flooding. There was also 7.33 inches of rain at Virginia Beach. Between 4 and 5 inches of rain fell at Hampton Roads.
Cloudburst at Guinea, VA - 9.25 inches of rain in only 40 minutes.
Vostok, Wilkes Land, Antarctic a (1960)
About 1,176 kilometers from the Indian Ocean, the mercury fell to minus 127 degrees F (minus 88C). This was the lowest recorded temperature ever on the face of the earth, until July 21, 1983, when the temperature reached minus 128.6 degrees at the same location.