A powerful storm across the Great Lakes will bring strong thunderstorms to the region Sunday. Gusty winds and drenching downpours may accompany some of the storms.
In addition to the thunderstorms, cooler temperatures will invade as well.
Temperatures have been running above normal since the end of September but temperatures will begin to drop Sunday and will take a dive into the 60s early next week.
Cooler conditions will continue to grip the area early this week in response to a passing of a cool front. Rain will stick around early in the week but it will gradually dry out as the week progresses.
Highs are expected to remain in the low to mid 60s through mid-week before finally breaking into the 70s by the end of the week.
The coldest air of the winter is gripping much of the eastern United States and will feature single-digit and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast through the Valentine's Day weekend.
The dangerous cold gripping the eastern United States will set the stage for a significant snow and ice storm to unfold from Tennessee and Georgia to Maine Presidents Day into Tuesday.
A storm will track across portions of the midwestern United States into Sunday night bringing a batch of snow and ice.
Voters heading out to the polls on Saturday, Feb. 20, can expect mild weather and dry conditions for the next step in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Heavy rain will raise the risk of flooding across more than a dozen states from the Southeast on Presidents Day to the East Coast on Tuesday.
Winter's frigid air can bring with it possible plumbing problems, including frozen pipes.
Cape May,NJ (1899)
36" of snow fell in 2nd blizzard of the month.
New England (1940)
Valentine Day blizzard southern New England: 10-18 in. of snow along with gale winds.
Roofs collapse: Since noon, Feb. 13th, roofs collapsed at Police Building in Sparta, a tennis court northwest of Grand Rapids, and a bowling alley in Grand Haven due to weight of snow. In western Michigan this is one of the heaviest snow packs in the past 3 decades. Also in the Alpena area, a roof at the Air National Guard Base at Phelps Collins Airport collapsed.