Radical shift in pattern to erase spring preview in central and eastern US – AccuWeather.com/en/
The dominant pattern of dry weather, abundant sunshine and unseasonable warmth across the central and eastern United States will soon end, with meteorologists predicting a major shift in the weather pattern later this week. Unusually dry and mild conditions across parts of the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley will be replaced by a wet and cool pattern.
The big shift in weather will occur across the Midwest and Northeast due to cold air blowing south from Canada and a storm coming from the Rocky Mountains.
Cities like Minneapolis and Chicago will move from the 50s F around midweek to daytime highs in the 40s and 30s from the end of this week into the beginning of next week.
Residents may wish To soak up the pleasant spring conditions as much as possible during the middle to late parts of the week, as Mother Nature will soon nullify the fair weather and the old man will rear his head again.
Soak up the sun, for now
“The Northeast and Great Lakes were basking in the sunshine this past weekend and the beginning of this week,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean DeFore said.
Source of warmth From the center of the country and its expansion northward and eastward during the second half of the week will raise temperatures for millions of people.
Most cities from the Plains to the Northeast will see a 5 to 15 degree F shift from Wednesday and Thursday to Sunday and Monday. Temperatures in locations across the central and southern Plains such as Little Rock, Arkansas, Shreveport, Louisiana, and Dallas could rise into the 70s by Thursday or Friday.
By later this weekend and into early next week, most of these locations in the Southern Plains could return to high temperatures in the 50s as cold air pushes south.
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As the late-week storm moves east toward the northern plains, It will bring periods of rain, snow and wind. Wind speeds could range from 30 to 40 mph across the central Plains as the front sweeps through the region.
Snow could spread across parts of the northern Rockies, North Dakota and south-central Canada as this storm moves into the Plains. A corridor will likely be created where a mix of rain and snow can separate the warmer rainy sector of the storm from snowy conditions on the back side.
Thursday in the Northeast may be the nicest day of the week in terms of dry weather and above-historic average temperatures. Clouds will begin to arrive ahead of the storm, but they won’t stop the mercury from rising higher, with daytime temperatures rising to 20 degrees above typical early February temperatures.
Mild and dry conditions until fading
By Friday, showers and rain will begin to move into the Ohio Valley and the interior Northeast, with some rain possible south into the Tennessee Valley. Near the mid-Atlantic coast, mild conditions may peak heading into Saturday as the storm’s energy and moisture slowly shift eastward.
“Temperatures will likely peak along the I-95 corridor early this weekend,” DeVore added.
However, by midday Saturday, rain could begin to creep into the I-95 corridor to wet cities like Philadelphia and New York City, depending on the storm’s track later this week.
Looking ahead, residents of the East may notice an uptick in stormy weather after this week. Temperatures could approach typical February values across the country’s northern tier.
“Word to the wise, enjoy the next 10 days or so, because some cold, wintry weather will likely return to the eastern United States before and even after Valentine’s Day in the second half of February,” DeVore added.
AccuWeather’s Chief Meteorologist and U.S. Chief Long-Term Meteorologist Paul Pasteluk has highlighted for several weeks that this pattern will develop by mid-February and continue into early March, supporting more cold winter weather in the eastern half of the country, especially the Northeast. And the middle one. -Atlantic Ocean.
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