CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – All eyes are on Tropical Storm Fay which does somewhat look like a nor’easter.
We continue to track Tropical Storm Fay as it moves towards western Massachusetts. The tropical storm is taking a similar track to that of a nor’easter which typically brings us wintry weather.
Both kinds of storms can form in the Atlantic and move up the east coast. The difference is that a nor’easter intensifies as warm and cold air clash with each other and a tropical storm gets its energy from warm tropical air and the warm ocean water.
Both can bring us strong winds and heavy precipitation.