Northeast to Get a Taste of Winter This Weekend
A potent cold front will bring a dramatic change to the northeast after summer-like warmth scorched the region earlier this week. This means some areas will see their first accumulating snow of the season, gusty winds and wind chill readings as low as 20 degrees. This will likely be the first time this season where many households crank the heat for the first time.
As of Saturday morning, the cold front is positioned along the east coast with a low pressure system tracking along it. Winds behind the system have shifted out of the west and northwest bringing in the cool air from Canada. This will result in periods of snow for the higher terrain across upstate New York, Vermont and New Hampshire– where some areas may receive over six inches of snow, mainly above 2500 ft.
The valleys will receive rain– some may receive significant rainfall through Sunday, helping alleviate the drought in the northeast.
Blustery conditions kick in Saturday night as a rush of cold air spills into the northeast. Wind advisories have been issued for much of southern New England where winds could gust in excess of 50 mph. This could lead to downed tree limbs and power lines, causing isolated power outages. The strongest winds will be near the immediate coastline of southern New England.
Much of the fall foliage will disappear this weekend due to the strong winds.
Winds will subside late Sunday afternoon as temperatures climb into the 50s and 60s.