The storm is forecast to become a potent and peculiar nor'easter that will become a "bomb" off the Jersey coast. It will take a bizarre path, paralleling the coast and then jogging inland near New York City and remaining stationary.
"I haven't seen anything like it," said Greg Heavener, a meteorologist at the weather service's Mount Holly office.
When the storm peaks later tomorrow and tomorrow night, it is expected to hammer the region with long-lasting and powerful winds, with gusts up to 50 m.p.h. not out of the question, said Henry Margusity, a meteorologist with Accu-Weather Inc.