A break from the cold and snowy weather is in store for much of the balance of this week around Boston, but problems are possible as well.
Temperatures are forecast to reach the 40s Thursday and the 50s Friday and Saturday.
Due to the extensive snow cover and the cold ground, the pattern will pose some problems.
Along with the mild weather and cold ground will come areas of fog. The fog could be dense enough at times in parts of the Midwest, South and East to cause flight delays.
A potent storm will affect the area on Friday with drenching rain, fog and the possibility of a thunderstorm.
At this time, it appears severe weather will stay south of the region, thanks in part to the snow cover, cold ground and cold ocean. However, there can be locally gusty winds.
Enough melting will occur this week to bring the risk of street and highway flooding.
Colder weather will return in stages this weekend into next week and additional storms with snow are likely to return.
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Multiple tornadoes touched down across Indiana and Ohio on Wednesday, one of which flattened a Starbucks in the town of Kokomo, Indiana.
A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to strengthen significantly and reach Florida and the Bahamas with strong winds, coastal flooding and torrential rainfall during Sunday and Monday.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will bring the potential for flash flooding and localized damaging wind gusts through Thursday.
Stargazers will want to dig out their binoculars and telescopes this weekend as Venus and Jupiter shine so close that they appear as one large, bright star in the evening sky.
Following a taste of autumn chill to start the week, is summer heat and humidity over for the northeastern United States?
Sturtevant, IN (2001)
A tornado 3 miles north-northwest of town. The tornado destroyed a hay barn with a horse trailer pushed out the back of the barn. A power pole was snapped off and wires were downed near Old Highway 11. A speed trailer near Highway 11 and I-94 was destroyed. Large barricades were lifted from the south side of Highway 11 and moved to the north side. Total losses exceeded $30,000. The path length of the tornado was 3 miles.
Washington, D.C. (1814)
Tornado struck part of Washington, D.C., killing many British soldiers who were burning the capitol.
South Carolina (1885)
Hurricane struck SC; $1.3 million damage at Charleston with many fatalities.