CHICAGO (CBS) — Remnants of Super Typhoon Nuri were moving off the Japanese coast, and expected to reach Alaska’s western Aleutian Islands over the weekend. Next week, the storm will bring bitter cold weather to the Chicago area.
When you get a storm that takes the sort of path Nuri is taking, that means big changes in the weather.
“Any typhoon that occurs northeastward from Japan, we always look for some problems with cold weather in the Midwest and East about a week to ten days later,” said AccuWeather meteorologist Elliot Abrams.
You could call it the return of the Polar Vortex, but that’s not technically correct.
“Every time that kind of weather happens, again, that same name is used, but it’s just going to get real cold. That’s the point,” Abrams said.