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A conducive weather pattern is shaping up to bring below average temperatures and fall to perhaps winter-like air to most of the eastern US beginning late-week. Temperatures will be as much as 40 degrees below average in the southern Plains Wednesday and Thursday before the cooler air expands to infiltrate much of the East with temperatures generally between 5 and 10 degrees below normal. This Wednesday, millions woke up to frost and freeze alerts across parts of the Midwest and Northeast due to temperatures near or below freezing, marking an end to the growing season for the year. Low temperatures this morning even got down to the teens in the a few locations of the Great Lakes region. Temperatures will climb somewhat this afternoon, ranging from the 30s to 50s in the Midwest and interior Northeast. Near the coast, the warmer ocean waters will keep it warmer into the 60s.…

A quieter week of weather is in store for the nation overall this week, but we still have several stories that we’re watching for you. This includes a widespread freeze and dominant chill, flood risks in Texas, unusual pattern in the Southwest, and a toasty Florida and Pacific Northwest. This is your 5 things to watch this week. Widespread Freeze: This morning, freeze alerts span from Washington to Ohio as millions deal with freezing or near-freezing conditions, marking an end to the growing season for 2018. This comes as a big trough of low pressure sweeps across western and central parts of the nation early week, resulting in low temperatures around the freezing mark for more than half of the US. Temperatures should relax by midweek with lows returning to the 30s (above freezing) and 40s across much of the region, while the Northeast experiences a substantial chill Thursday and…

Hurricane Michael made landfall as the 4th strongest tropical cyclone to ever make landfall on the US mainland in recorded history. According to the National Hurricane Center, Michael made contact with land near Mexico Beach, Florida with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph (just shy of a Category 5 storm) and a minimum central pressure of 919 mb (the 3rd lowest pressure for a hurricane making landfall in US).  After causing catastrophic damage near the landfall zone, Michael remains on the move, now as a tropical storm over the Carolinas. Gusty winds and flash flooding are the main risks, although an onshore flow along parts of the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic coasts may produce some coastal flooding in the form of storm surge through late-week. A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from Ocracoke Inlet to Duck, North Carolina. Michael is now interacting with a cold front and a large trough of low pressure…