Storms are moving across the Great Lakes and another fast-moving system is expected to sweep through the region this week
Fast-moving storms will continue across the Great Lakes and Northeast this week, bringing threats of snow, ice and cold rain to the regions.
The first round of thunderstorms was packed with heavy rain and hail as it moved across the Great Lakes on Monday morning.
Storms swept through Michigan at about 50 mph and sparked some severe thunderstorm warnings over the past few hours.
The majority of the Lower 48 is seeing above-average temperatures this week, so as the storm moves from the Great Lakes to the Northeast, most of the cold air is concentrated across Canada and bringing mostly cold rain to millions in the United States.
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In general, about 1-2 inches of rain can be expected from these clipper systems.
“But in this weather pattern, with areas flowing from west to east, you get multiple disturbances like this,” said FOX Weather meteorologist Ian Oliver.
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This means another storm system will move into the Northern Tier and upper Midwest during the day on Tuesday.
“This place has more cold air to deal with, which is why you notice as we move into the middle part of the week, you see a little bit of precipitation mixed in and even some snow showers mixed in in those same areas.” Oliver continued.
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As we reach the middle of the workweek and Thursday, the storm system will accelerate across the Great Lakes and into the Northeast and New England.
“Most of (the precipitation) is just cold rain,” Oliver said. “But as we get into the northern parts of New England, we expect some snow in the northern parts of the Adirondacks, the Green Mountains and the White Mountains.”
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There is also the possibility of an icy layer that will not have a major impact but will slow down travel on roads and highways in the area.
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“Less than a tenth of an inch is possible,” Oliver said. “But you notice that in the Hudson Valley and eventually into the Green Mountain State and the White Mountains and Maine, we’re going to have to monitor that. Especially later Wednesday and into Thursday for some of the travel impacts across the northern parts of the state. Area.”
Original article source: Storms are moving across the Great Lakes and another fast-moving system is expected to sweep through the region this week