Amidst the warm weather this week, the New York City area will be blasted by rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds.
Temperatures will stay above freezing through Saturday night, so the risk of black ice has diminished for the time being.
Fog may slow travel Friday morning.
However, the most significant weather maker will be a front moving through Friday with drenching downpours, gusty winds and thunder and lightning.
The system may be potent enough to bring gusts to 60 mph. Such winds can down tree limbs, cause sporadic power outages and difficulties on area bridges.
In addition to the risk of airborne trash cans and other debris, motorists and pedestrians should be on the lookout for street, highway and poor drainage area flooding.
Mild weather will stick around through the weekend but colder air will return in stages next week.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists will be monitoring the track and strength of multiple storms with the chance of snow for next week.
Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 8 a.m. and noon EST. We will be talking about the warmup and severe weather on Friday.
Another round of strong winds will howl across northern Europe on Tuesday.
Another storm system will bring more heavy rain and flooding to northern Pakistan and India this week.
While portions of the mid-Atlantic have enjoyed a day or two of spring warmth in March, most of New York and New England will finally break out of the persistent winter chill.
A pattern change during the middle of April could bring rain and cooler conditions to California, while erasing persistent chill in the Northeast.
It was a very active day Monday along the "Ring of Fire," the zone of seismic activity in the Pacific Basin.
As Monday morning ushered in dark skies near the Columbia, South Carolina, area, onlookers were treated to a unique cloud formation known as asperatus clouds.
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8.07" of rain in 24 hours. Resulting flooding killed 3 people.
Atlantic City, NJ (1994)
9.25" of precipitation wettest March ever at airport.
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4.5" diameter hail fell, largest on record in the state of Florida.