Last weekend's taste of spring across the Northeast has left many wondering when warmer temperatures might make a comeback. Unfortunately, chilly weather, and the threat for snow, is here to stay through at least the weekend.
While some warm air with temperatures near 50 degrees lingered Wednesday across the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to Boston, temperatures only reached the 30s and lower 40s across inland areas from Pittsburgh to Albany.
By the time Thursday rolled around, temperatures tumbled everywhere with highs only reaching the 30s and 40s even in the I-95 corridor.
With the lower temperatures also came the threat of some rain or snow showers, especially across interior sections of the Northeast and locations downwind of the lakes. There was also a stray flake or sprinkle around Baltimore and Boston.
Snow showers and squalls were most abundant Wednesday and Thursday for cities such as Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Syracuse, State College and Burlington.
Snowfall accumulations were not much more than a coating to an inch in most areas, but 1-3 inches or more fell in the favored lake-effect regions, such as Erie and Bradford in Pennsylvania.
A break in the snow showers and squalls is in store for the day on Friday, but temperatures will still linger a few degrees below average for most of the Northeast.
Saturday and the first part of the weekend will arrive with the risk of more steady snow. While this will not be another powerhouse winter storm, accumulating snow is still a possibility from Buffalo eastward to Albany and Boston.
Looking even further down the road, there are no major signs pointing to a pronounced warmup across the Northeast, even into next week, when the next major storm will threaten the region.
Stay with AccuWeather.com for the latest on this chilly and potentially stormy pattern ahead.
Temperatures will take a tumble across the northeastern United States during the first half of this week.
Beneficial rain will douse California late this week, with the potential for some rain to reach southern portions of the state.
Following a chilly World Series opener during Tuesday evening, a chilly rain may threaten play for Game 2 in Cleveland on Wednesday evening.
A strengthening tropical cyclone will unleash heavy rain and strong winds on areas from western Myanmar to northeast India and Bangladesh this week.
Cool air that has been in place across the United Kingdom over the past week will be replaced with milder air by the middle of the week.
Flooding downpours and thunderstorms will target a part of the central United States at midweek.
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