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The unusual outbreak of severe weather overnight was likely one of the larger February thunderstorms the area has seen in decades.
What’s also quite remarkable are the temperatures in the 50s and lower 60s that came with the storm. It certainly feels like spring.
Cooler air will filter in during the day, but it will take until dark for temperatures to fall back below the 50-degree mark. There will be another round of showers this morning, but the heavy rain is over, and there could even be some breaks of sunshine this afternoon.
Winds will remain strong and may gust over 40 miles per hour at times. This can cause scattered power issues, but I don’t expect anything widespread.
Tomorrow is a much calmer day with highs approaching 40 degrees. I expect the tranquil weather to last into the weekend and even Monday. Temperatures will moderate reaching the upper 40s Sunday and mid 50s on Monday.
An intense storm system moving to our west and north has brought the unseasonably mild air and shower activity early today. This is the same storm system responsible for all the severe weather over the past two days across the deep south and mid-Atlantic area.
Our cool marine air prevented any severe weather from reaching this part of the northeast, that said, it’s unusual to have seen such a widespread severe outbreak this far north so early in the severe weather season.
The next chance of rain or snow arrives in the middle of next week.
You can follow my weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.
Today: Showers ending then cloudy and windy Highs 55-60 early, falling slowly through sunset.
Tonight: Clearing and colder low 30-35.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 40.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and seasonable. Highs 35-40.
Sunday: Lots of sunshine and milder. Highs 43-49.
Monday: Generally sunny and mild. Highs 52-56.
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