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Whether you like it or not, it’s that time of the year in the Northeast. Developing storms with cold air infiltrating from the north, leading to the crystal white flakes we know as snow. An incoming weak storm system from the heart of the country will meander its way east over the course of the day, spreading early season snow to Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and the midwestern Great Lakes. While snowfall totals will be on the lighter side for these areas, the storm will cut north tomorrow and allow lake enhanced snowfall to form over the Great Lakes, leading to some slightly higher totals for parts of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio. As this occurs, a secondary low pressure system will develop off the Delmarva coastline. This is something we typically see during the winter months, allowing colder air to stay in place across the Northeast and for snow to fall…

As we move into the end of October and beginning colder months of November, the inevitable formation of nor’easter’s will become more and more common. Whether you like it or not, the first one of the season is already underway and set to impact the Northeast over the next 36 hours. A large swath of moisture has already gathered across the Mid-Atlantic and is spreading heavy rains and strong winds well inland from the storms center. As our nor’easter moves northward tonight it will gain strength and pack a bit more of a punch across the I-95 corridor as well as locations much further inland. The coastline can expect gusty winds to peak near or above 50 mph late tonight and tomorrow morning, with gusts above 30 mph extending back across central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York. This will bring down some smaller trees and branches, in turn threatening power…

After well above-average temperatures dominating the eastern US for much of September and the first half of October, things will cool down significantly after today’s cold front/Tropical Storm Michael duo. A very refreshing shot of cool air will seep down from Canada later today and tonight, dropping temperatures down into the upper 40’s inland and mid to lower 50’s closer to the coastline for daytime highs on Friday. This will set the stage for possible wintry weather on Saturday as a weak clipper system quickly moves through the region. Overnight temperatures on Friday and daytime highs on Saturday will be even colder as the brunt of the cold airmass overtakes the entire Northeast region. Highs will struggle to reach the middle 40’s across much of western Pennsylvania, New York, and New England, while even the coast will barely pass the 50 degree mark. The highest elevations will remain around freezing…