Just when you thought it was safe to go trick or treating.
In an almost eerie coincidence, the weather forecast for the days just before Halloween are suggesting we may experience a repeat of last year's freak Halloween storm — now forever branded as "Snowtober."
The difference this time? This storm could be much stronger.
The storm – as now being predicted by numerous computer models – is being portrayed by the models as a hybrid monster that combines hurricane strength wind and rain on its eastern flank and heavy snow on its western side.
In a rare confluence of events reminiscent of the 1991 Perfect Storm a late season hurricane is being predicted by numerous computer models to interact with a cold front approaching the east coast.
These elements combine by early next week to create a very strong (potentially historic) storm that will impact the northeast corridor with high winds, heavy rain and coastal flooding. On the western side of the storm in western PA and NY, the precipitation and energy would interact with cold air and create a dangerous heavy snow event.