By Dave Warren

Miami (CBSMiami) – The term “bomb cyclone” will likely be associated with forecasts across the eastern United States later this week and weekend.

The term simply refers to a developing area of low pressure which, when the pressure drops 24 millibars over 24 hours, is often referred to a “bomb.”

READ MORE: Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Honored With Parades, Unity March

The forecast continue to suggest that from the 24-hour period between Thursday and Friday night an area of low pressure forms off the coast of Florida and, as it moves northeast, rapidly intensifies. Some computer forecasts lower the pressure well over 24 millibars in the 24-hour period.

Pressure drops over 24 mb in 24 hours classifying this storm as a bomb cyclone. (CBSMiami)

READ MORE: Full 'Wolf Moon' Happening On A Chilly Night In South Florida

Similar to hurricanes, the lower the pressure the more intense the storm. As the storm intensifies Friday off the east coast, a northwest wind will develop across the Southeastern United States. This wind direction and speed is what’s needed to bring cool dry air here into South Florida.

Cooler air makes it into South Florida by Saturday morning. (CBSMiami)

Weekend temperatures will see 50s in the morning with a breeze followed by afternoons in the 70s.

MORE NEWS: 13-Bedroom Home Gifted To Florida Family Raising 15 Kids

It’s not a typical cold front that we can see coming but the results will be similar.

Dave Warren