March 4, 2024

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1:00 PM | ***Midwest/Great Lakes blizzard…more heavy rain, strong winds for Mid-Atlantic/NE US…intense cold pushes south and east into the US…east coast threat early-to-mid next week*** — Arcfield Weather

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Power outages continue to affect much of the eastern seaboard today from the Carolinas-to-Maine as a result of the latest powerful storm system that is now pushing into the southeastern part of Canada. As this system exits, attention now turns upstream where low pressure is intensifying over the western states. This next system will become a powerhouse by the time we get to Friday evening centered somewhere over the Upper Midwest/Great Lakes region. In fact, this next storm is likely to generate blizzard conditions across portions of several Midwestern/Great Lakes states including Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan and impact such cities as Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, and Grand Rapids. On Saturday, howling winds will continue across the Great Lakes and lake-effect snows are likely just downstream of the still largely unfrozen and relatively warm waters of Lakes Erie and Ontario.

In the storm’s warm sector, it looks like another heavy rain and strong wind event for the Mid-Atlantic/NE US centered on the Friday night time period as southeasterly winds out ahead of the surface low pressure system assure above freezing temperatures during the bulk of the storm. Given the already well saturated grounds from numerous recent heavy rain events, any additional heavy rainfall has the potential to produce another round of flash flooding on Friday night in the northeastern states. 

Paul Dorian

2024-01-10 17:31:46

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