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Cold Air in the Midwest and Ohio Valley

26 Apr 2022, 7:30 am

This week in the Midwest and Ohio Valley there is the potential for record-breaking cold.  An upper-level low pressure system has shifted to the east, with colder air filtering in behind it. This is resulting in a significant temperature drop in the northern Plains, Midwest, and Ohio Valley.

Bismarck, Duluth and Minneapolis will struggle to warm up much this afternoon in the wake of the cold morning, even with sunshine. Many areas in the Upper Midwest are 15 to 20 degrees colder than average.

Temperatures in the morning across the northern Plains and Upper Midwest are expected to drop to record-breaking daily lows through Wednesday.

As a result, frost and freeze alerts have been issued for the Ohio Valley. We are concerned for agriculture as growing season is underway already in some spots.

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Taban Sharifi grew up in Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego. She is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) with the American Meteorological Society (AMS). She has a B.S. in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Environmental Sciences with a minor in Environmental Systems and Society from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Go Bruins! While in school, Taban was a meteorology... Load More intern with NBC LA. There she helped forecast daily weather for the greater Los Angeles region and created a playbook to deploy weather sensors for NBC owned-and-operated stations across the country. Her first on-air job took her to San Angelo, Texas, where she was a morning meteorologist and co-anchor. Working in West Texas gave her knowledge and experience covering severe storms. From there, she moved to Palm Springs, California. People think forecasting in California is sunshine all the time, but with temperatures in the 120’s, wildfires, damaging winds, floodings, and earthquakes, the forecasting kept her very busy! She also worked there as a general assignment reporter and told community stories. Taban is excited for the challenge and opportunity to forecast nationally with WeatherNation. She also looks forward to exploring all that Colorado has to offer!