This video discusses the week ahead in the Northeast
This show focuses on the Chicago area.
This is national school lunch week. It is dedicated to all those who prepare and eat school lunches. Our weather menu for today and tomorrow in the Middle and North Atlantic states is pretty appetizing. Temperatures in Philadelphia and New York City should be just past 60 when people who go out for lunch meet. We expect dry weather Thursday and Friday, but showers may be sandwiched in on Wednesday. Salami to explain: a cold front that will pass through mini soda tonight (causing showers at the Mayo Clinic) could cause those showers. However, as dry air returns late in the week, all showers will dessert.
Lunch , anyone?
Tropical Storm Colin is caught in the southern stream while the northern stream is helping to send unseasonably cool air out of central Canada.
Then, as the cold front arrives, there may be violent thunderstorms. This map shows the early morning SPC assessment of the severe weather risk on Sunday:
Farther east on Sunday, rain is likely to be more extensive, and there is a severe thunderstorm threat from the Middle Atlantic region on south.
With the second front, shower activity may be spotty at first as the system comes through Chicago on Saturday but could be wetter and more stormy than the first front by time it reaches the I-95 corridor Sunday.
A pocket of dry air covers most of the area from the Great Lakes to the back edge of the East Coast clouds. This suggests sunshine will be the rule across the Northeast until the next frontal system approaches later in the week.
Here is the severe weather outlook for today from the NWS Storm Prediction Center. Note at the bottom the population in each alert area is listed. Keep in mind that in any given severe weather situation, the number of individuals directly affected is far less than the number of people potentially threatened.