Locally severe thunderstorms rolled through the New York area Thursday night, followed by some of the coolest weather of the season so far.
New York Central Park hit 90 degrees for the first time since Aug. 21 on Wednesday, but the clock is ticking on the hot, humid weather.
By Friday, Canadian air will settle in over the region with much lower temperatures and humidity, as well as a gusty breeze. Some people will feel refreshed, while others may mind the sudden chill. That breeze should prevent fog Friday morning.
The pattern Friday into the weekend could yield some of the lowest temperatures of the season so far for the metro area and the region in general. High temperatures may fail to reach 70 degrees in some locations.
Meanwhile, Gabrielle is forecast to remain well offshore of New Jersey, New York and New England waters.
Windswept rain from Gabrielle is forecast to spread from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland, Canada Friday into Saturday.
A pair of tropical lows will strengthen as they approach Queensland in the coming days.
A drier and warmer stretch of weather is in store for the U.K. after a stormy February that resulted in flooding.
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.
Springlike warmth will pour from the Plains to the East over the next few days before a potential winter storm unfolds at midweek.
The long-lasting and relentless winter season has broken seasonal maintenance expenditure records across much of the U.S.
Dodge City, KS (1922)
17.5" of snow -- greatest 24 hour snowfall for city.
Lac Frontiere, ME (1943)
Minus 40 degrees -- coldest ever in March in New England.
Big snowfall... Location Snowfall amounts (in inches) Charlotte, NC 7.6 Greensboro, NC 11.1 Louisville, KY 12.0 Bowling Green, KY 18.0 -- greatest 24-hour snowfall in history of state. Morristown, TN 22.0 -- 24 hour state record