Here is the forecast video. In addition to the ideas for the weekend and early next week, we take an early peek at the Thanksgiving Day forecast.
I showed this in the video, but wanted to highlight the situation because severe thunderstorms are not the first things we think about with November weather. But here is the NWS Storm Prediction Center outlook for Sunday:
Many people in the Middle and North Atlantic states were treated to a brilliant pre sunrise as the sunlight played off the underside of a deck of cirrus clouds. Here is what it looked like outside the world HQ of AccuWeather.com.
The comet ISON has been an item of interest all year because of the idea it could become visible as it drew closer to its encounter with the sun. On spaceweather.com, it was reported that the comet suddenly spiked into the unaided eye visible range for awhile this week. For those without the inclination to look for it, I am presenting a really clear picture of comet over a coast line:
This map from 5AM ET shows the cold front that is continuing toward this Northeast and Middle Atlantic states. Temperatures stayed up in the 70s all night ahead of the front but it turned noticeably cooler after the front moved through.
The cold front that will cut off the heat will generate strong gusty thunderstorms as it moves southeastward today. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center highlights the most likely area for these severe thunderstorms today and tonight.
As the high pressure area in the Northeast moves away, the the southwesterly flow pattern will shift eastward. This means Wednesday could be the hottest day of the week from D.C. to Boston. A cold front will follow.
This is a satellite picture showing rather tame conditions off the South Atlantic coast at 7:45 AM ET today. The area is being watched for any signs of storm development.
When looked at this way, you can see two distinct flows in the East: one from the south with moisture, and one from the west that is dry. There is a problem, however: the model solutions evolve over time, and as we get closer to next Monday afternoon (the time the forecast maps are using), the lines and orientations will probably change.
July is national blueberry month, but why not talk about other fruits or even vegetables? In the weather business, every month represents a time when we have to break through any salad bars to understanding the weather. Kumkwat may, we want your visits to the garden of AccuWeather.com to be fruitful.