Springlike Conditions This Weekend Severe Weather South Ice Storm Midwest
The wheels are in motion for a big warm up for the Eastern Seaboard. High pressure is building near Bermuda. A southwest flow is beginning today but this time of year when it warms up it usually comes with a lot of clouds; especially when we have a storm developing in Texas that is pulling up very warm tropical air northeastward. We have a serious severe weather outbreak developing from Texas to Mississippi north to Southern Missouri for today and tonight.
North of there it will be a serious snow and ice storm from the Middle Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes including Chicago as well as much of Michigan, and then eventually Northern New England. For Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England it is all about warm air with the warmest air here for Saturday and Sunday with highs both days in the 60s and record high temperatures forecast.
We do have a lot of clouds around today and there are some showers moving across upstate NY and Northewest Pennsylvania but they are headed northeastward and we don’t see any issues today other than the clouds. Temperatures will still manage to get into the upper 40s and lower 50s later this afternoon.
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We don’t see any weather issues for tonight into Saturday other than clouds, some patchy fog, and the outside chance for a shower. Temperatures overnight will likely hold in the 40s to near 50. Saturday’s highs will reach into the 60s just about everywhere from Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England including coastal areas.
The low is going rather far to the northwest of the coast and the upper air energy is not supportive for showers and thunderstorms of any great magnitude for Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Once the front moves offshore, some sunshine should break out of the clouds and highs will be in the 60s again. Next week it turns cooler in the first half and colder late week as two weather systems are in play. It appears the pattern is changing though to what ultimately remains a mystery. I think we will see chances for snow late month though in terms of specifics I can’t say much at the moment.
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