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  • The system has the same low pressure as a Category 1 hurricane.
  • The storm is getting so strong Wednesday through Thursday that it's classified Can be called a "bomb cyclone".
  • In New England Thursday and Friday are expected to be numerous flight delays and cancellations.

A strong coastal storm will trigger rain and howling winds from the Mid-Atlantic to New England on Thursday.

] The strong winds – possibly up to 60 miles per hour – can cause some tree damage and power outages, said the National Weather Service. This storm could bring down as much as 4 inches of rain, especially from eastern New York to southern Maine, where flash floods are possible.

The latest forecast shows that the storm will increase so rapidly from Wednesday to Thursday that it can be classified as a "bomb cyclone," AccuWeather said. The air pressure must drop by at least 24 millibars (0.71 inches) within 24 hours to meet the criteria for the bomb cyclone. This is called bombogenesis.

The lower the pressure of a storm, the more intense the storm. Weather Channel meteorologist Greg Diamond said a record low pressure could be set for October.

CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said, "The system will have the same low pressure as a Category 1 hurricane."

On October 16, a storm is mounting over the northeast. (Photo: NOAA)

AccuWeather meteorologist Brett Rossio said: "We expect the gusts in New York City to fluctuate between 40 and 50 miles per hour, but gusts between 50 and 60 miles per hour are in the central and southeastern New England likely. "

CNN warns of numerous flight delays and flight cancellations in New England on Thursday and Friday, as strong winds continue until Friday night before easing off Weather Channel said. Parts of the region are autumn colored.

With the winds on the front of the storm likely to be from the east or southeast, and not from the northeast, much of the mid-Atlantic and New England, this is not the case According to AccuWeather, it is likely to be considered a true norster.

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