Cool Weather Returns to Northeast After Record Warmth
A seasonable chill will return to the northeast after many cities shattered record highs. Many cities also shattered the record for the warmest February temperature last Thursday and Friday.
This warmth is responsible for trees blooming in Virginia several weeks ahead of schedule.
— Annalisa Dias (@ajdm) February 24, 2017
This warm air will soon come crashing down as a potent storm system moves across the northeast. The battle of cold air to the northwest and record warmth along the east coast will spark strong to severe thunderstorms. This storm system was responsible for a number of severe weather reports Friday across the Ohio River Valley.
As a strong cold front crosses through the northeast, temperatures will drop dramatically. Winds will shift out of the northwest and the cooler air will change rain to snow across the Adirondacks in upstate New York. In addition, lake enhanced snow showers will kick up on the storms back end. Snowfall totals are expected to range only a few inches– significant impacts are not anticipated.
Ahead of the cold front Saturday, temperatures may still climb above 70 degrees for Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Richmond.
Temperatures by Sunday and Monday will be about 20-30 degrees cooler, resembling more of a February type air mass.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Nick Merianos