If you are a resident of the any of the Midwestern or Northeastern states, than you know just how cold it has been recently. A polar vortex has been making its rounds across much of the U.S, but luckily a warm front will be moving in later for some relief. Finally this cell of brutally cold air will be moving out of the states and giving residents peace of mind knowing that there will be an end to this cold snap. Temperatures will rise above zero, and there are millions of people who are gladly welcoming this swath of warmth. The cause of this change in temperature is a change in the weather pattern. The jet stream of arctic air that has wreaked havoc across the Midwest will be replaced with a jet stream coming from the Pacific Ocean. This means that residents living in the Midwest and northeast will experience relief with warmer temperatures due to the incoming milder air. Unfortunately, the warming process will not be a quick one. It will be a gradual process that will progress along the weekend.
Parts of the Northeast and Ohio Valley will be seeing temperatures above zero for the first time since the beginning of this week. Along with the Northeastern states, the Midwest will also see a warming affect by the end of this week. The Dakotas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin will all experience rising temperatures. These states are predicted to have highs in the 20’s, which is about the normal average at this time of year. The most sufficient increase in temperatures will occur on Friday, with temperatures rising to above freezing in parts of the Great Lakes and Northern Plains. The Ohio Valley will see temperatures in the 40’s, while the south can expect temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s. This is a very welcomed change for many residents who have been dealing with subzero temperatures during the beginning of the week.
As we move into the weekend, we will begin to see above average highs for most of the East Coast and Midwest. Any states located along the east coast will be experiencing warmer than normal temperatures, as New England and the Hudson Valley may experience 50 degrees. This is quite a jump from below zero temperatures, and this in turn could cause some concerns for potential flooding. Unfortunately, this warm weather will be short lived due to an advancing cold front. This cell may cause some strong thunderstorms throughout the Carolina’s as well as Florida. This large stream will be accompanied by rain, and there is even potential for some freezing rain to pop up in the Northern region of New England.
To the pleasure of millions across the country, this cold front will be nothing like the arctic blast that residents have been experiencing over the week.The highs predicted for Midwest include temperatures from the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s over the weekend, and the central and southern plains can expect temperatures from the 50’s and highs into the 70’s. The East Coast will see highs in the 40’s or low 50’s on Sunday. The forecast may change, and that is why it is important to stay tuned to your local weather authority for updates on your area.