New York City To Hit 40 Degrees; 70s in The South
According to AccuWeather, temperatures will be 20 to 30 degrees higher for most days and nights next week compared to the coldest days during the past week.
For example, New York City’s highs in the teens will be replaced with 40s by late next week. Syracuse will trade in single digits for 30s and perhaps even 40s.
The Southeastern states will also break out of their cold snap with temperatures reaching into the 60s and 70s. Break out the shorts!
This is due to a storm pushing into California early next week that will send mild Pacific air across the contiguous U.S., instead of arctic air from Canada. It will also bring rain to Los Angeles on Monday and Tuesday.
But, of course, it’s still winter, and this rosy forecast comes with this caveat from AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams.
“There are signs of at least a temporary pattern change next week,” he said.
Note the word “temporary.”
He added that, despite the warmer temperatures throughout the week, don’t expect a rapid snowmelt in areas that have been pounded by snowfall.
However, should an approaching storm late next week draw in enough moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean, the combination of soaking rainfall and melting snow could raise the risk of localized flooding issues.
How quickly the next wave of cold air arrives will be dependent on whether the late-week storm speedily exits the East Coast or lingers for a few days.