Summer officially ended a month ago, but the calendar can sometimes be misleading. Much of the eastern half of the United States has felt more like August than October this week. Wednesday’s high temperatures set new records throughout the southeast and northeast.
The bonus summer weather will come to a screeching halt later this week as a low pressure system moves out of the central U.S. and into the northeast. After being in the mid 80s Wednesday afternoon, New York City will only make it into the 50s on Saturday.
As the low moves into the Ohio Valley Thursday, severe thunderstorms will be possible from Pittsburgh, PA to Jackson, MS. The storm will continue to track into the northeast on Friday and produce areas of heavy rain. By late Friday night, the system will start to pull in colder air from Canada that will bring snow to the mountains of upstate New York and Vermont.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Corey Christiansen