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Meteorology Monday: March 26 - April 1

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This week is looking to be more seasonal with temperatures returning back to normal for much of the county.   The system that cooled down the Great Lakes and Northeast is moving off the East Coast, but it’s creating gusty winds in the New England Area for the start of the week.  Another system moving across the central part of the nation will bring a chance for scattered thunderstorms in the Northern Plains, Midwest, and into the Mid Atlantic this week.  Yet another soggy week is expected along the West Coast from Seattle southward into the SF Bay Area, with occasional rain showers all week and into the weekend.

Here are this week’s weather highlights:

  • Windy conditions for the Northeast and part of the Mid Atlantic Region Monday, with winds from the NW gusting into the 30s (knots)—Philadelphia, Newark, New York City, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Long Island, Westchester, Boston, Windsor Locks, Providence, Manchester, Albany, Harrisburg, Allentown, Richmond, Norfolk.   They will also see very gusty winds at Denver today, starting from the SW, and turning to the NW by the evening, gusting into the 40s (knots).
  • Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the Northern Plains Monday, moving into the Midwest and Ohio Valley Tuesday, and then into the Mid-Atlantic by Wednesday.  There is a chance for some strong to severe thunderstorms in the Midwest Tuesday afternoon including St. Louis, Bloomington-Normal, and possibly Chicago-Midway.  Pop-up isolated thunderstorms are also possible for West Texas and Oklahoma throughout the week—Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa.
  • Soggy conditions in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle, Portland, OR) and Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Sacramento) all week and into the weekend.  Some areas could see several inches of rain by the time the week is through.
  • Scattered rain showers move into the Northeast Wednesday and Thursday, but clear out just in time for the weekend.
  • Although temperatures have cooled to closer to normal March levels in many areas, no major snow accumulations are expected for any of our stations this week.

This information is not intended for dispatching purposes.