Cold air and gusty winds are taking aim on Maryland for Saturday. Only the wind will ease Sunday.
After temperatures flirted with the 60-degree mark on some thermometers over the Thanksgiving holiday, a strong cold front will swing through Friday evening bringing spotty rain showers.
Canadian air follows the front Saturday with winds gusting in the neighborhood of 35 mph.
With actual temperatures ranging from the 30s at night and only peaking in the 40s during the day, the combination of wind and other atmospheric conditions will make for AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures in the teens and 20s respectively.
The cold flow of air across the Great Lakes will set up the first widespread lake-effect snow event of the season Friday night and Saturday. For those traveling westward into the Appalachians, there is a risk of brief, but blinding snow squalls.
There is a chance of a passing flurry reaching the I-95 corridor.
Winds will ease a bit by Sunday, but actual temperatures will be slow to recover.
The next chance of precipitation spans Tuesday and Tuesday night.
While a major storm does not seem likely, a modest system could bring a period of rain, snow or wintry mix to the mid-Atlantic and southern New England.
More updates on the weather situation for next week will follow through this weekend on AccuWeather.com.
Despite the warm appearance to the weather during recent days, temperatures for the month of November have averaged about 3 degrees below normal. The normal November average temperature for Baltimore (all highs and lows) this month is about 48 degrees.
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The storm responsible for the wind, cold, rain and snow in the Northeast Friday and Saturday will slowly ease up for the balance of the holiday weekend.
A few days after a chilly storm departs the Northeast, warm weather will make a strong comeback in parts of the Midwest and the East later next week.
During Sunday's race, the skies will be variably cloudy with the risk of a few showers.
"This pup was literally singing when he saw his family," Michelle Karolicki, relocation program manager of the Central Oklahoma Humane Society, said about a reunion that took place on Thursday.
Another plunge of chilly air will set the stage for the risk of a frost and freeze centered Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and other nearby states this weekend.
Downpours and locally severe thunderstorms over the Central states will not only foil holiday weekend activities, but will also put some lives at risk.
A tornado of long duration was observed for 7 hours and 20 minutes and was said to extend 293 miles. The storm struck Mattoon and Charleston, killing 70 people.
Cut Bank, MT (1982)
35 degrees with a mix of snow and rain. The high temperature from the previous day was 78.
New England (1967)
(25th-26th) Coastal New England battered by a great Nor'easter. Winds mounted to 70-80 mph on the coast. Blue Hill had sustained winds of 60 mph and Logan had sustained winds of 50 mph. Lowest pressure of 29.30" was measured over the ocean; 5-10" of snow fell in the Berkshires with considerable damage to the tobacco crop in the Connecticut River Valley. Temperature dropped to 31 degrees at Pittsfield on the 30th for a remarkable end of May freeze.