As AccuWeather.com meteorologists keep tabs on a potential storm for next week, it will trend colder and windier into the weekend.
Sandy has helped to make a big buckle in steering-level winds in its wake. While the winds will bring progressively drier air into the region, the cold flow from Canada will pick up.
As the sky becomes less cloudy over the weekend, the clearing trend will bring lower temperatures at night. AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will frequently dip into the 20s and will even reach the teens over the mountains for a time, especially where it snowed recently.
The wind will pick up to end the week.
While winds will not be strong enough to cause new damage or outages, they can hinder restoration of power at times.
Winds will line up at the surface and aloft, allowing gusts in the neighborhood of 40 mph in open areas Friday and Saturday. Winds will be from the west and northwest.
Winds will be stronger at lift level for those repairing electrical lines and at some of the ski resorts trying to get open this weekend.
Folks should use caution when venturing under trees. Some limbs weakened by Sandy could come down without notice.
A tropical threat from the Atlantic on the United States and Caribbean islands may increase into next week.
As temperatures rise through the weekend in the South, so will the risk for heat-related dangers.
United States residents may pay higher heating costs this fall as colder air is expected to grip the Rockies and Plains at times and some quick-hitting chilly shots may impact the Northeast.
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A tornado killed 31 people and destroyed 1351 dwellings.
Great Idaho Fire was contained after 851 lives and 6 billion board feet of timber were lost.
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