Happy weekend, everyone! It’s here and hopefully you have had a good week. Time now to jump in and dig into the weather forecast for what we can expect. First let’s take a look at the temperature map because we have had some unseasonably warm weather lately, but that’s about to change.
We’ll still have some pretty substantial warmth going on during the day Saturday, but it will be confined closer to the I-95 corridor in the eastern United States. A strong cold front will be pushing across the eastern third of the country, making it feel a little more like late February and winter. However before that front moves completely through, we still have the chance at breaking (yet more) record high temperatures. Take a look.
Record high temperatures may be tied or broken across parts of the East. Each little red dot you see shows the potential record high temperature Saturday.
Saturday a strong cold front continues to sweep east, providing mostly rain across the East. There is a potential of severe thunderstorms along that line. On the back edge, quick snowfall may accumulate up to several inches at New England’s northern mountain peaks, however this will be mostly a rain event. In general, the air behind this front will feel much cooler. As you step out and go about your Saturday, you may need an extra layer. Meanwhile in the West, rain and snow showers can be expected for northwestern California. The rest of the country should be pleasant.
Cooler weather will continue to move east-southeast on Sunday giving us a little more chill in the air. These temperatures will be a little more typical for late February so no complaints, please!
Watch for rain and snow to begin to work its way southward across the Pacific Northwest Sunday, also increasing clouds, showers, and possibly thunderstorms moving east-northeast across Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The east will dry out and cool down.
Total rain and snow this weekend will be mostly across the East and the West. Generally an inch or two of rain may fall, but up to several inches of snow in the mountains. Then late Sunday into Monday, heavier rain will spread across the South with the chance of a few thunderstorms there.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier