Northeast warming is expected to begin on Thursday.
A cold eruption continued in the Northeast and East Great Lakes until Tuesday morning as last season’s Arctic winds blew through the region with cool breezes in the teens and single digits. The atmosphere was so unseasonably cold for this time of year that there were dozens of record high temperatures from New York City to Boston on Monday.
The Arctic wind mass causes very strong lake impact sparks of snowfall and visibility decreases by less than a quarter of a mile with gusty winds and whitewash conditions. There have been 10 to 12 inches of snow from Lake Effect Snow in parts of western Pennsylvania and New York.
Tuesday morning could be the last cold morning for the Northeast, as a large warm-up is expected for Thursday with temperatures hovering around 60 and 70 on Thursday.
A new storm from the west with severe weather outbreaks is expected across the south in the next few days and in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic states. The storm has already brought heavy rain and minor flooding to Southern California, with heavy snow in the mountains.
On Tuesday night, severe weather began in the plains from Dallas to Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Missouri and Des Moines, Iowa. Harmful winds will be the biggest threat to these cities but a few tornadoes cannot be blown away.
On Wednesday afternoon, the second highest risk for severe weather was issued across the south, including Alexandria, Louisiana; Jackson, Mississippi; And Memphis, Tennessee, with strong tornadoes and hazardous winds of up to 75 miles per hour.
Thursday’s severe weather moved from Washington, D.C. to the I-95 corridor just south of Philadelphia and New York City, where gusty winds are expected, but an isolated tornado cannot be blown away.