It's being called the strongest storm on the planet, and it's moving closer to the United States and the images are amazing! Super Typhoon NURI is being called a record breaking storm. The storm will affect Rockford's weather next week.

The massive storm is expected to pound the entire western half of Alaska late Friday and Saturday, with wave heights close to 50 feet in the Aleutian Islands.

ABC News reports that this massive storm has been spinning in the Pacific Ocean for days now with winds in excess of 180 mph. After the storm makes it's way southeast from Alaska, it's remnants will bring arctic air the Stateline area early in the week. Look for high temperatures below freezing, with lows in the teens. As reported here, snow is a good bet too.

How cold will it get next week? The Eyewitness News Weather Center forecast calls for:

  • Monday: Hi 47 - Low 27
  • Tuesday: Hi 37 - Low 19
  • Wednesday: Hi 32 - Low 18
  • Thursday: Hi 33 - Low 18

The storm is expected to be much stronger than Hurricane Sandy, which devastated portions of Northeast in two years ago.

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