The storm moving north along the East Coast from Florida is being described as a "bomb cyclone" because its pressure could drop so fast. The center of the storm is expected to be off the coast, south east of Cape Cod, and could create blizzard conditions in some coastal areas.

The greatest amount of snow is expected in eastern and central Massachusetts, where between 8 and 12 inches are expected. Berkshire County is expected to see less, with about 3 to 5 inches falling.

Wind gusts in Pittsfield will be as much as 33 mph while on the eastern part of the state, the gusts could get up to 65 mph.

The National Weather Service says temperatures will continue to be bitter cold and another 3 to 5 inches of snow is expected to fall this week. A coastal storm is expected to coat the entire state with snow and the wind-chill factor will make it as cold as minus-35 degrees in the Berkshires.

"The National Weather Service is forecasting a strong coastal storm on Thursday that will bring accumulating snow across the entire state, with the eastern half of the state seeing the greatest amounts.

Also Friday, frigid temperatures will come into the Berkshires. Still extremely cold the daytime temperature on Friday and Saturday is expected to stay somewhere around 0 and then drop to between minus-10 and minus-20 overnight.