The bright sun and temperatures in the upper 60s this week has been nice, but it’s about to come to a crashing end.
A cold front and rain will move through the region Friday and send us into a deep chill.
“A cold front associated with a strong storm system which will track northeastward out of the Plains before heading into south-central Canada later this week is expected to reach the Eastern Seaboard Friday,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Carl Babinski.
The air ahead of the front will be warm enough for precipitation to fall in the form of rain throughout the East. Another cold front will reinforce the cooler air by Saturday. Temperatures will fall to near normal in locations such as New York City and Philadelphia to start the weekend. Across inland locations, temperatures will fall below normal.
Temperatures throughout the East will be below normal by Sunday. Highs in the 50s F may occur as far south as southern Georgia. Even in Orlando, Florida, a forecast high of 74 degrees will be about five degrees lower than average.
By later Sunday and Sunday night, another ripple in the jet stream will move toward the region. With this system being farther south than the first, colder air from the north will be able to pour into the region.
“The roots of this cold shot will begin near the Arctic in northern Canada, with the polar air being dragged southward by repeated storms riding from the Canadian Prairies into the eastern U.S.,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Jake Sojda.
Temperatures will slowly moderate in the Southeast on Sunday night and Monday night, but the coldest spots could still dip to near freezing.
Temperatures will trend higher in the Northeast as well, but that will likely not occur until the middle of next week. Even though the chill will relax, temperatures are not expected to soar to levels well above normal again.
Source: Berkshire mont