UNALASKA, Alaska, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Former Super Typhoon Nuri is taking aim at Alaskan islands in the Bering Sea for what could be the strongest low-pressure system on record to impact the area.
The storm largely missed hitting land last weekend as it passed by the Philippines and Japan.
It's no longer considered a typhoon, but that doesn't mean its impact will be any less.
Meteorologists expect the storm to be the most intense one to hit the Bering Sea in recorded history, with central pressure likely to drop below 930 millibars, possibly as low as 914 millibars. To put that in context, Hurricane Sandy's lowest pressure was 940 millibars and Hurricane Andrew's was 925 millibars.
That means the storm will possibly bring with it hurricane-force winds. The system is set to hit the Aleutian Island Chain late Friday with peak wind gusts of more than 100 mph.
The storm is expected to stall out over the Bering Sea by Sunday and Monday, but it will have weakened by that point.