In the northeast, this time of year is usually cool and crisp, with fall foliage taking center stage. But the weather set-up this weekend may have people day-tripping to area beaches, rather than leaf watching.
The jet stream is tracking way up into Canada, allowing warm air to travel northward. High pressure over the Carolinas is also transporting warm air to the northeast. The combination will result in an unseasonably warm weekend in the eastern third of the country.
High temperatures will be well above average. The average high in Boston is 60 degrees. Average highs in New York and Philadelphia are 63 and 66 degrees respectively. The next weather system will arrive Tuesday into Wednesday. This will bring temperatures back down. Temps will be close to normal by Thursday.
NOAA just released their winter forecast this week. And it has temperatures above normal in the northeast, mid-Atlantic, and southeast. So above average temperatures could be a trend for the next several months. This could lead to lower snow totals too.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Matt Monroe