On the heels of Hurricane Nate’s passage, the latest storm to make landfall on the US east coast has the potential to bring tropical cyclone conditions.

On Friday, Tropical Storm Sandy hit New York City, the epicenter of Hurricane Irma.

Irma, which is forecast to bring up to 125mph winds and sustained winds of more than 140mph, is expected to dump up to 6 to 8 feet of rain in parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

As Sandy makes landfall on New York and New Jersey, it is expected that winds will be gusting to 160mph in the eastern parts of the New York-New Jersey area and possibly more than 180mph in parts that run from New Jersey to Connecticut.

Storm Nate is forecast for landfall in the New England area late on Friday evening, with the storm packing maximum sustained winds to 185mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Storm Sandy is also forecast to reach hurricane force winds in the Atlantic Ocean, where it will bring winds of 130mph.

It is expected the storm will also bring tropical storm conditions to the Gulf of Mexico and to parts of eastern Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.