What's In Store For the Northeast
Tropical Storm Alberto is not a threat to the Northeast, but that will not stop the weather from taking a downhill turn after a fantastic weekend.
While sunglasses were a necessity this weekend, residents and visitors across the Northeast will soon be reaching for umbrellas before heading outdoors.
Gone will be the bright sunshine that provided a perfect weekend as the clouds streaming into the mid-Atlantic this afternoon encompass more of the Northeast tonight into Monday.
Also into Monday, rain will follow the clouds into the mid-Atlantic and southern New England with spottier showers reaching central New England Monday afternoon. Adding to the dreariness of the day, temperatures on Monday will be held below this weekend's pleasantly warm highs.
The rain and clouds are advancing in from the Atlantic, but that moisture is not associated with Tropical Storm Alberto.
The rain will instead be drawn inland by a non-tropical low that was closing out the weekend churning east of the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.
Following Monday's wet weather, a cold front approaching from the west will spark showers and thunderstorms throughout the Northeast on Tuesday.
Showers and thunderstorms will likely continue to disrupt outdoor activities on Wednesday since the front will fail to sweep through and provide a refreshing blast of drier air.
The front, however, will still work to steer Tropical Storm Alberto away from the Northeast, according to the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center.
Alberto will pass more than 200 miles off the Northeast coast Tuesday night into Wednesday after meandering offshore of South Carolina Monday and passing not far from the North Carolina Outer Banks Tuesday.
The demise of Alberto will come as it bypasses the Northeast and traverses the cooler waters of the northwestern Atlantic.
Chicago will not catch a break from the bitter cold anytime soon, as more cold air heads to the city this week.
It has rained every day so far this month, except Dec. 1 around Atlanta. That trend will continue through Tuesday.
More waves of Arctic air are in the offing for Detroit this week.
After ending the weekend on a slick note, more cold air will dominate weather headlines this week.
Philadelphia International Airport received more snow (8.6 inches) from a single storm this past Sunday than it did all of last winter, when 8.3 inches fell.
After a day of heavy snow across the mid-Atlantic, ice and rain are adding to power outages, flight delays and hazardous road conditions.
Madison, WI (1970)
16.0" snow, greatest 24 hour snowfall for city (10th-14th).
Bend, OR (1919)
28" snowfall set state 24 hour mark.
Western New York (1995)
Heavy lake-effect snow brought 37.9" of snow to the Buffalo airport in 24 hours. This broke the old 24-hour record of 25.3" set in January 10-11, 1982. Other months included: Buffalo (Delaware Park) 33" Buffalo (Allentown) 33" Williamsville 32" Clarence 31" North Buffalo 27"