The video forecast starts with today, then looks at the large storm system that will affect the weather in most of the middle and eastern parts of the U.S. next week. The map below the video shows the Euro model-predicted rainfall between today and the end of next week.
Today marks the anniversary of the nation's first arbor day festivity. It occurred at Nebraska City, Neb., in 1872, and it is believed that Earth Day sprouted and took root as an offshoot of Arbor Day. In our branch of work, people want us to explain the weather without rooting for any one thing. I object. For example, I am not too poplar anywhere where they have rain and cloudiness for two, maybe tree days at a time. I can't say I measured my poplarity and graft it, but I do know many people get sycamore rain. This is especially the case where flooding occurs. Areas from the Plains to the Middle Atlantic states could get waterlogged next week.
So I say, walnut cheer for sunshine? In that regard I have good news for yews: the weather pattern is chestnut conducive for rain right now. However, the forecast for complete sunshine today from D.C. to NYC is pine the sky. A storm from the middle of the country will be linden its moisture to places farther east today. And, since deciduous asking, it's pretty sure that we are gonna cedar rain at times later today or this evening and some heavier rain will be logged. One of our senior listeners asked about the need for rainwear. I said, "Since wed will be near the locus for storminess, it is a good idea to take it out of the box, elder." Of course, let's face it, this is one of the many tricks that the months of April and Maypull.
Things should change tomorrow if a high pressure area growing in the middle of the county will branch eastward. After the rain we are in for a clearing. Tomorrow will be spruced up with sunshine, with more on Sunday. However, it does look wetter for next week, and every time dry air tries to extend into the area it can be chopped down. There could be excessive rain as forest we can tell. If you don't like it, why not take a friend's advice. Take two aspen; sequoia in the morning.
Looking at a sapling of temperatures today, expect 40s in Maine, 50s in southern New England and the 60s and 70s farther south. For the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, it is our be leaf that the weekend will be ok at times to get outside. I know a dogwood. It may be a little cool for the beech, but you can take your dog for walk in the bark. What about next week? Don't ax.
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.