Cold air, then a snowstorm will mark the first two days of 2014 in New York City. The coldest weather since January of 2009 will grip the area by Friday.
Expect good travel weather New Year's Day.
A snowstorm will affect New York City and much of the Northeast on Thursday into early Friday.
Enough snow to shovel and plow is forecast to fall around the city. The early estimate storm total snowfall in the five boroughs is between 6 and 10 inches. Locally higher amounts are possible in the suburbs to the east, north and west. The worst conditions are likely Thursday night, when the snow will be the heaviest, and winds and cold will cause the snow to blow and drift.
Expect roads to become snowcovered and slippery. Where accidents occur, some roads could be blocked for hours.
The coldest air of the season so far will empty out of Canada Friday with temperatures likely to be no higher than the teens. RealFeel temperatures will be near zero at times.
According to Long Range Weather Expert Jack Boston, "If New York's Central Park fails to reach 20 degrees for a high temperature on Friday, it will be the first time this has occurred since Jan. 16, 2009, when the high was only 16 degrees."
Strong thunderstorms will target the northeastern United States on Monday but will fail to sweep away the heat wave baking the region.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Downpours will spread from the lower Mississippi Valley to eastern and central Texas early this week, delivering needed rain but raising the concern for flash flooding.
A renewed risk of severe weather will threaten portions of the north-central United States early this week.
St. Bonaventure, Quebec (1975)
A tornado struck in the early morning hours wiping out 65 percent of the town, killing 3 persons and injuring 45. 300 persons were left homeless, and at least 100 buildings were destroyed.
Lawton, OK (1990)
A thunderstorm cluster brought 11" of rain.
Washington, DC (1991)
A total of 3" of rain from heavy thunderstorms.