For anybody living in the Midwest or Northeast, warmer temperatures would be gladly welcomed. Luckily, the United States is going to be experiencing warm temperatures into the weekend. The change in the temperatures is due to a change in the weather pattern. The swath of cold air that has been making its way across the U.S will be knocked northward by a jet stream of milder air coming from the gulf coast. What does this mean for residents in the Midwest and Northeast? This means that temperatures will climb out of the subzero hole they have been in, and that temperatures will definitely be warmed up by the end of the weekend. Unfortunately, the process of warming up will take some time. As the polar vortex moves out of the United States, a potential for rain and storms will move into the South and parts of the East Coast.
The Ohio Valley was hit quite hard by this cold snap, and by this weekend they will be experiencing temperatures above zero. This is the first time in a week that the temperatures have climbed from zero, and many residents are happy to hear that it will be warming up substantially. Almost all of the Midwest and Northeast can expect a rise in temperatures. Wisconsin, both of the Dakotas, and even Minnesota will experience average temperatures for this time of the year. By this weekend, the Ohio Valley will be able to break out of the layers with a whopping 50 degree increase.
As we move farther into the weekend we will see that the temperatures continue to rise to above average highs. If you are a resident of the East Coast, than you should prepare for the potential of flooding due to the substantial increase in temperature that is predicted. This warm weather will not be sticking around for long unfortunately, because there is a cold front that is making its way to the U.S and is set to arrive on Wednesday of next week. The merging of these two cells may cause strong thunderstorms in Florida and possibly the Carolina’s, and even some pockets of freezing rain in New England.
Luckily, this cold front is nothing like the polar vortex that has wreaked havoc on the United States over the past week. The temperatures will be mild, but not unbearable. These conditions may change, so stay tuned to your local weather authority for any changes that may take place.