Today's video outlines the Great lakes and Northeast forecast from today through the coming weekend.
This pressure analysis map shows how yesterday's northerly flow has become southerly and how milder air is advancing northward.
This infrared satellite picture shows plenty of cloudiness across the country, a deterrent against predicting too much sunny weather.
Physicist Wilhelm Roentgen, who discovered X-rays, was born on this date in 1845. We're not doctors, but we do have the job of trying to see through the weather patterns to make a prognosis. There's no promise the results will suture or leave you in stitches because it's humerus.
As for the next couple of days in the Middle Atlantic and Northeast, make no bones about it: we are in for a break from the cold. However, let me stress it's a fracture you still need that winter coat this afternoon, but tomorrow will be milder and some people will even think it feels like sweet spraintime. However, based on our latest cast, we suggest to make sure rainwear is all set for tomorrow.
For residents of the region who consider winter cold winds to be their enemies, this is a good time to get out, enjoy the weather and barium enemies. The joint effects of less cold will reduce the number of X-rayed comments about the weather.
On the map, showers and thunderstorms were located along and ahead of the gray line that cuts through Pennsylvania and along/ahead of the blue line. Both should be off the East coast by Thursday. Drier air from the Upper Midwest should filter into the Northeast later in the week.
The large storm that drenched the Northeast during the weekend has drifted out to sea and somewhat drier air is coming in to replace it. However, another upper air trough extending from Wisconsin to Louisiana is supporting several pockets of showers and thunderstorms.
From northern West Virginia across most of Pennsylvania and western and central New York, there could be several inches of rain with flooded streets and streams.
...will move east to bring rain overnight from parts of Virginia to Southern New England. In the southern part of this area there can be some violent thunderstorms late today and tonight. The rain will depart tomorrow, but a large storm is likely to affect the Middle and North Atlantic states this weekend.
This activity map produced by the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center overlays existing areas of thunderstorms on the map showing various risk levels.
The radar image below showed a line of showers and thunderstorms extending from the Hudson Valley of New York to the middle of Pennsylvania. The heaviest rain shows up in red. These storms were near Lake Erie four to five hours earlier and will head toward and then past the I-95 corridor this afternoon and tonight.