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“Winter hurricane” to crash into Northeast

Have you heard about the bomb (no, not that one) about to hit the eastern seaboard?

A “bomb cyclone” that’s packing up to a foot of snow and potentially hurricane-force winds is going to wallop New England, and the tail of that storm will deliver freezing rain, sleet, and snow all down the coast.

The low-pressure cyclone acts like a magnet, quickly dragging high-pressure Arctic air and snow toward its position out in the Atlantic Ocean.

How bad is it? It was snowing in Florida.

Back here in Louisiana, it’s going to stay bone-chilling cold for a few more nights. That means pipes could burst again as we drop into a hard freeze tonight, so keep taps dripping and avoid costly repairs after the freeze. We won’t jump above freezing again until Sunday, according to WBRZ’s Josh Eachus.

There were also a few flurries here and there, but Eachus says snow isn’t likely to happen again in appreciable amounts for the duration of this freezing weather.

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