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.
Temperatures will remain on a roller coaster ride in Boston the next several days.
Harrisburg will experience a taste of spring before colder air and a possible storm arrives at midweek.
The main weather concern to search crews through Monday in the vicinity of where the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 lost contact will be building seas.
"We exchanged notes already pledging to work together for the common good of the weather enterprise and the nation," AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers said.
The long-lasting and relentless winter season has broken seasonal maintenance expenditure records across much of the U.S.
This March has been and will continue to be a month on the wild side with storms and temperature extremes.
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