Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Oct. 14
After one more beautiful fall day on Tuesday, a slow-moving low will deliver plenty of rain to the region starting on Wednesday from west-to-east, spreading first over Buffalo and Rochester, New York before moving into the I-95 corridor and the big cities (Boston, New York City) for Thursday. By Friday, the low will be confined to northern New England before pushing out into the Canadian maritimes. We could be looking at a widespread 1-2 inch rainfall with the potential for severe weather for Wednesday and Thursday – we’ll keep you posted on the latest on WeatherNation.
Severe weather will be the story from Knoxville, Tennessee on eastward including cities such as Charlotte, North Carolina, Roanoke, Virginia and Charleston, West Virginia for Tuesday. Strong winds will be the primary threats as a slow-moving line of storms pushes across the region, but isolated tornadoes and damaging hail cannot be ruled out for western North Carolina and Virginia, along with much of West Virginia and eastern portions of Tennessee and Kentucky. By Wednesday, the threat zone shifts eastward to the I-95 corridor and by Thursday the storms should be confined to eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Things clear out nicely for the weekend.
Overnight storms will push into Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia around lunchtime on Tuesday. By Tuesday afternoon, those storms – with straight-line winds and isolated tornadoes as the primary threats – move into upstate South Carolina and southeast Georgia, including Savannah. By Wednesday morning the storms march east into eastern South Carolina and south Florida before clearing out by Wednesday evening. The light at the end of the tunnel? Beautiful, clear fall weather will build in for the entire region for several days – with the next chance for rain not returning until possibly early next week.
Chilly air will settle into much of the South for the morning hours. Temperatures will bottom out in the upper 30s and low 40s for much of western section of Texas and Oklahoma. Expect lows in the upper 40s for places like Oklahoma City and Dallas. Low 50s are more likely for southern sections of Texas as well as Louisiana and Arkansas. A dry and mild Tuesday is on-tap for most of the South as highs generally top out in the mid to upper 70s across the region.
Lingering clouds and isolated rain showers will continue to plague eastern parts of the Central Plains today including much of Iowa and Missouri. There will be plenty of sunshine today farther west in Nebraska and Kansas. Much of the region will start the day off with temperatures in the 40s/50s though areas across western Kansas and Nebraska can expect chillier morning temperatures in the 30s. Much of Nebraska and Kansas will top out in the 60s this afternoon with cooler highs in the 50s east in Missouri and Iowa.
A slow moving low pressure system will continue to bring heavy rain across the region today. Minnesota will be the only state with a chance of staying clear and dry. However, behind the system will be much cooler this morning in the 30s and 40s. Clouds will keep the rest of the region milder, in the 50s and 60s. Don’t expect much warming this afternoon, though. Highs will only range from the 50s and 60s in the north and west, to the 70s in the east.
The sun will be out in full force across the High Plains today. We could see a few clouds and an isolated shower in northwest Montana, but even that looks to be minimal. Morning lows will start the day off in the 30s and 40s. Sunshine will help warm highs above normal into the 60s and 70s.
The weather looks nice and dry across the entire Four Corners region today. Expect lots of sunshine through the day from Utah and Arizona east into Colorado and New Mexico. It’ll be a chilly morning in Colorado today with lows in the 20s/30s. Morning lows elsewhere will range from 30s in Albuquerque to 40s in Salt Lake City to 60s in Phoenix and Tucson. Highs will be comfortable out this afternoon with most spots topping out in the 70s/80s.
A cold front coming in off the coast will gradually bring cloud cover and storm chances to northern California through the afternoon. Out ahead of the front, the forecast is looking clear and dry for the southern half of the state and Nevada. With dry air and gusty winds, most of Nevada is under a Red Flag Warning until 11 pm tonight. A Wind Advisory will also be in effect for Western Nevada and northeastern California, and parts of central California through tonight for wind gusts up to 50 mph. Lows will range from the 30s in the north to the 60s in the south this morning. Afternoon highs will hit the 60s and 70s in the north to the 80s and 90s in the south.
A cold front will keep the chance for rain showers in the forecast today mainly for areas just east of the Cascades west to the coast. Much of Idaho will remain nice and dry today under mostly to partly sunny skies. Areas east of the Cascades will enjoy chilly morning temperatures in the 30s/40s. Morning lows today along and west of I-5 will be in the 50s. High today will top out in the 60s/70s regionwide.