'Frankenstorm' threatens eastern U.S.: An unusual nasty mix of a hurricane and a winter storm that forecasters are now calling "Frankenstorm" is likely to blast most of the East Coast next week, focusing the worst of its weather mayhem around New York City and New Jersey.
Government forecasters on Thursday upped the odds of a major weather mess, now saying there's a 90 percent chance that the East will get steady gale-force winds, heavy rain, flooding and maybe snow starting Sunday and stretching past Halloween on Wednesday.
Meteorologists say it is likely to cause $1 billion in damages.
A cold front moving from the Great Lakes will end Pittsburgh's balmy weather abruptly this weekend, with a forecast high Saturday nearly 30 degrees cooler than today. Rain is possible from Saturday through Tuesday, with snow mixing in at times starting Monday night, said meteorologist Lee Hendricks, of the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh...