More summerlike weather will return to the Midwest this weekend, followed by the Northeast early next week.
This warmer weather is returning after several days with temperatures running as much as 10 degrees below normal in cities such as St. Louis, Mo., Cincinnati, Ohio, Detroit, Mich., Pittsburgh, Pa. and Baltimore, Md.
This trend in warmer weather will start over the weekend across the Midwest as heat in the Plains begins to swell eastward.
The heat will continue to push eastward early next week, expanding across the Northeast, while building even more in the Midwest.
This change in the weather pattern is associated with the jet stream moving farther north, allowing for warmer temperatures to expand farther north with it.
This push of warm air may feel like a heat wave for some following the stretch of fall-like temperatures across the Midwest and Northeast; although no records are expected to be broken during this warmup.
Not only will temperatures be on the rise during this shift in weather patterns, but so will the humidity.
Higher humidity accompanying the warmer temperatures will make the AccuWeather.com RealFeel® higher than the actual temperature.
By late next week, a cold front will be swinging southward from Canada, taking aim at the Great Lakes region.
It is still unclear when this cold front will arrive or how strong it will be, but it could deliver another shot of unseasonably cool air to the Midwest and Northeast.
A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near the Peru-Brazil border region shortly before 6 p.m. local time Tuesday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The temblor was initially recorded as a 6.9.
While Atlanta has received above-average rainfall so far this month, dry and calm conditions are forecast for the Atlanta area this week.
Compared to Thanksgiving Day in 2014, this Thanksgiving will be substantially warmer in the Northeast.
Tropical Storm Sandra, located hundreds of miles southwest of Mexico, is becoming better organized and will likely track northward through the rest of the week.
A storm system will dive southward along the West Coast on Tuesday before tracking eastward across the Rockies into Thanksgiving Day.
An expanding area of snow, rain, wind and cold will hamper Thanksgiving travel in the West, while most areas east of the Rockies can expect no major weather-related problems during the early to middle part of this week.
Ohio, PA, WV, NY (1950)
Record Snowstorm (24th-25th) Location Amount Youngstown, OH 28.7 in. (single storm record) Steubenville, OH 36.3 in. (single storm state record) Pittsburgh, PA 27.7 in. (single storm record) Charleston, WV 25.6 in. (single storm record) Albany, NY 22.5 in.
Typhoon Irma, the worst in 10 years packed winds up to 139 mph and resulted in a storm surge of 16 feet. 236 people killed; 600,000 were left homeless.
New York State (1989)
Heavy lake-effect snow caused a 60-car accident on I-81 north of Rome.