(State College, PA) – While wicked weather will not return to the nation early next week, arctic air will make a comeback across the Northeast. After a seasonable day today and Monday, frigid air from the north Tuesday will send temperatures back to the brutally cold values of this past February. 

After a mild start, the weekend will end with thermometers reading temperatures more typical for early March across the Northeast. While flurries and bursts of heavier snow showers occur across the interior, residents of Philadelphia, Pa., will notice that today’s high near 40 degrees is significantly colder than Saturday’s 58°. The entire Interstate 95 corridor from Boston to Washington, D.C., will experience similar temperature departures from Saturday to today. 

While temperatures are noticeably colder across the Northeast today, the East Regional News story states that even chillier air is looming for the region. Following an arctic cold front that will touch off light snow Monday, significantly colder air will blast into the Northeast Tuesday, sending temperatures back to the brutal cold values of this past February. Howling winds will return the threat of dangerously colder RealFeel® temperatures. 

Thermometers in New York City have not failed to rise above the 30-degree mark since February 16. On Tuesday, the frigid air pouring down from the north will only allow temperatures to rebound to 25°. The cold will be more pronounced farther inland with a high of 10° at Burlington, Vt., with frigid winds making the air feel like temperatures are reading below the minus 20-degree mark!

City Avg. Sat. Actual Sun. Mon. Tue.
Boston 43 57 41 36 20
New York City 46 59 40 43 25
Philadelphia 47 58 41 45 27
Washington, D.C. 52 60 41 53 35

While the core of the arctic air will push over the Northeast, the Midwest Regional News story states that colder air will also follow a bit of snow over the Great Lakes early next week. Before the colder air arrives, motorists are advised that roads across the Upper Midwest remain either closed or slick from the recent blizzard’s snow and ice. 

Across the southern Midwest states, the lack of significant rain or snow accompanying the arrival of the colder air will continue to let swollen rivers recede. Numerous rivers are running above flood stage, prompting the issuance of Flood Warnings. 

The brutal cold arriving in the wake of the arctic front will not grip the South. While brisk winds will blow today, rain-free conditions through Thursday will continue to grace the region that was just devastated by deadly tornadoes last Thursday. 

The South Regional News story states that Florida will be the only part of the South to see showery weather today. 

While cooler air is flowing over the East Coast today, temperatures will warm across much of the Western states underneath a large ridge of high pressure. According to the West Regional News story, the warming winds that howled across the usually windy locations and allowed a couple of places to set new record highs Saturday in Southern California will diminish this afternoon.

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