On Friday, the National Weather Service reported the strongest thunderstorm in its history with winds of at least 100 mph.
The storm was centered in the northeast near the town of New York City and it was expected to move out to sea.
It was the strongest storm the National Hurricane Center had seen since the storm made landfall in the Gulf of Mexico on August 25, 1980.
In a tweet, Weather Channel meteorologist Dan Poynter tweeted, “As strong winds and thunderstorms build, the forecast looks to be the strongest we’ve seen in the last several days.”
As strong winds & thunderstorms are building, the #NationalWeatherService forecast looks very strong.
The forecast is very strong, especially for areas of the Atlantic and Caribbean, and is not in the middle of the storm.
The NWS has said it is “at the forefront of the research to understand this storm,” but that the agency is not ready to declare a full-blown storm.
On Sunday, a separate storm in the Atlantic Ocean had been named the Thunderstorm of the Year by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which said the storm was the first to reach a maximum sustained wind speed of 100 mph in the past 20 years.
The weather service said that storm, named the Storm of the Century, was expected in the mid-Atlantic and the mid Atlantic and Pacific oceans, with gusts as high as 80 mph.
While there is no official forecast for the storm, the weather service did warn that the storm could weaken to a tropical depression, and could cause severe flooding.
On Thursday, the NWS reported a tropical storm warning for parts of the eastern U.S. and western Canada, and a tropical wave warning for the northeastern U.K. and southern Ireland.