Big weather story on the East Coast

Another cold front is poised to swing through Minnesota in the next twenty-fours. It appears that morning temperatures on Friday will likely be sub zero in many locations. Surprisingly, the coldest temperatures, due in part to the lighter surface winds, might be observered in southeast Minnesota, where a couple inches of snow remain.

Here’s the NAM for surface temperatures and winds at 6AM on Friday. See the temperature forecast of around eight below zero around Mankato.

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The rainy weather in the Ohio Valley, that resulted in both daily and annual precipitation records in Louisville, has moved east. Sigificant precipitation is expected in the densely populated region from Washington D.C. to Boston.

Here is the liquid content of the moisture expected in the next 24 hours.

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Mostly rain is expected from Balitmore to New York City and on up to Boston.

National Weather Service graphic for watches and warnings.

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Detailed forecasts can be captured at weather.gov

If you have air travel during the course of the winter season you may wish to bookmark this website from the FAA.

For our neck of the woods, we can expect a cold Thursday and Friday with moderating temperatures for Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures are likely to climb above the thawing point on Sunday afternoon.

Yesterday was the coldest day in the Twin Cities since March 2nd. The daily average was only 15 degrees, with the minimum dropping to 10 degrees at the International Airport. So far we have not had a reading in the single digits at the Airport this season. Let’s see what Friday morning brings.

From the Chanhassen NWS.

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