As we head into the long holiday weekend, a chilly Friday in store for the Northeast and parts of the Midwest with a slight warm up over the weekend that brings in another round of snow. Things stay unseasonably mild in the West. RC
Sunny skies and unusually warm temps stay in the region through the long holiday weekend, which could have an effect on mountain snow. Areas that sit at higher elevations will actually begin to warm up with exposure to the sun, thus the possibility of snow melt remains high. Get out and enjoy the powder while it's still there. Highs from the mid 30's in the mountains to the mid 70's in California and the Southwest.
A very cold Friday is in store for the region, with extreme northern parts of Minnesota seeing temps fall to 40 below zero. Most other areas in the region will see temps just above zero and into the mid teens. Please call ahead for resort conditions before you hit the road (and dress as warmly as possible), as your favorite resort may be closed due to extreme conditions. Things are set to warm up a bit as we head into Saturday as cities like Minneapolis get out of the single digits and into the mid 20's. This allows a lake effect storm system to drop up to 5 inches of snow across the region. The warm up is set to stick around until at least Tuesday.
Brutal cold continues to hit the region hard Friday, with readings dipping to 30 below in Northern New England and the mid teens further south. Areas close to the Great Lakes could see anywhere from 6 inches to two feet of snow, but things should taper off going into Saturday. Action picks back up on Sunday and could be in the mix through Monday evening.