I hope you are enjoying the weather where you are today! Things are generally quiet across the U.S. with the exception of some rain showers in the Northwest and heavy snow across central and northern Maine.
A surface cold front parked along the West Coast combined with a series of weak upper level disturbances will cause sporadic rain showers across the Northwest over the next few days. The highest pockets of accumulation will be through western Washington and Oregon and north Idaho.
New England Snow
Snow will continue to fall across New England today. Heavier bands of snow are possible in central and northern Maine. The highest accumulations will be in Maine, where 8-12″ of snow is likely by tonight.
Fire danger continues to increase across the central U.S. as dry, mild conditions persist. A critical outlook has been issued from western Iowa through Nebraska and northern Kansas today. A Red Flag warning is also in effect from parts of Colorado to southwestern Minnesota. Tomorrow, the fire risk moves a bit, stretching as far south as the Oklahoma/Texas panhandles.
Temperatures across the Upper Midwest could break records today as they warm into the upper 60s and lower 70s. A weak disturbance will push through the area on Monday causing temperatures to drop significantly. By Tuesday, afternoon highs will be back to near average.
Today’s NASCAR race is set to take place at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, AZ at 3:30 ET. Temperatures will be about 10 degrees above average in the upper 80s! Skies will be clear with a light easterly wind. Kevin Harvick is on the pole.
Thanks for checking in and have a great week!
-Meteorologist Ashley O’Connor
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