Tuesday 8 a.m.
This is dictionary day, marking the birthday (on Oct. 16, 1758) of Noah Webster, who developed the first dictionary. With sunshine taking over in the Northeast today, it'll be bright by definition. The fall accent is on cooler weather, and it'll be that way today from Webster, N.Y., to Webster, Mass., as well as in the towns associated with the start of the Revolutionary War... Concord and Lexicon. Sunny skies will be the rule from Oxford, Ohio, to Oxford, Miss. Take my word for it.
Southerly flow will lead to a pronounced warmup in the western and central Great Lakes today, then into the Northeast for tomorrow and Thursday. In fact, with temperatures aiming for 70, it'll be a re-nouned flashback to warmer times. Adjectives may not do it justice; they just adverbiage.
On many fall mornings, a fog's colloquial surround us... but this morning the air is dry. However, define weather won't last. A low pressure area will gain strength as it moves into the Great Lakes Thursday, and its gusty winds will bring a return to autumn in every sense of the word. Alphabet people will be bringing out raincoats as this storm comes through. How long we are subject to rain is predicated by the movement of the storm center as it moves northeast word. The 2AM EDT GFS forecast is in this video:
To summarize, let me put the city names Chicago and Philadelphia in a sentence. Phraseworthy weather today in Chicago then showers and thunderstorms will slang rain later tomorrow. Take an umbrella or raincoat if you're going to grammar's house tomorrow night. And, watch where you walk because if a motorist splashes you it could be demeaning.
In Philadelphia, a fine spell today through Thursday, but define weather will probably be followed by rain at the end of the week. How long it rains and when it ends depends on whether the storm slows down or speeds up to move at a phonetic pace.
Now you can get back to your synonym toast.
A number of you have submitted weather photos and graphics that we really enjoy. One person with a keen eye for how to visualize weather and climate events is Ralph Fato of Connecticut, who graciously allowed me to use this graphic about snowfall.
Snowfall amounts yesterday were low from Philadelphia to New York City. Accumulations increased toward the north and northeast.
This map shows the NAM's projection for this Friday night. The isobaric pattern suggests there is a southwesterly flow of mild air from the Gulf states to the Middle Atlantic region. Farther north, we see evidence of the frontal boundary that separates the mild air from chillier air.
A new area of snow now over southern Minnesota should expand southeastward to reach Chicago this afternoon, streak to Pittsburgh this evening, then reach the Philadelphia/New York City area late tonight or early tomorrow morning. This map shows a low pressure area over Missouri.
This map shows expected accumulations.
Check AccuWeather.com's latest info as the forecast ideas mature. This is a draft of the Thursday morning snow accumulation idea.