Massachusetts alone had more than 136,000 customers in the dark. Thousands of failures have also been reported in surrounding states, including more than 39,000 in New York, 44,900 in Connecticut, 35,000 in Rhode Island and 26,600 in Pennsylvania.
The region is raining and the winds are picking up and it is predicted that they will last until Friday. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for approximately 7 million in the northeast and a wind alert for more than 60 million in 14 states stretching from the Appalachians in North Carolina to Maine.
"The system will have the equivalent low pressure of a Category 1 hurricane." said CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen.
Winds could reach the strength of a tropical storm by Wednesday with even higher gusts and Thursday for places like New York City, Boston and Portland, Maine.
In New England, numerous flight delays and flight cancellations are to be expected on Thursday and Friday, as the strong winds continue until Friday evening, before they subside.
The rain will subside on Thursday throughout the day and will vanish from New England's north by Friday.
Not a classical norster, but still strong
Although the storm is unlikely to meet the criterion of a classic nor easter, it will be just as strong as the one Storm, who hit him in the mid-Atlantic and northeast last week, if not a little bit stronger.
Models show it is likely to stay ashore longer than last Friday's coastal storm.
A cold front lowers temperatures in the eastern half of the country on Thursday by 5 to 20 degrees below the high-temperature average. With the exception of a small part of the state of New York, the storm will not be a big snow cannon for most of the region.
This is the second Coaststorm in a week that hit New England. Last week's storm set off off the Mid Atlantic coast, whipping up the oceans and creating a strong onshore wind that tore up and down the beaches on the east coast. It caused costly damage on the coast due to beach erosion and coastal flooding.