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Hot Stuff: Here's When To Expect Heat Index To Be Highest During Scorching Stretch Hot Stuff: Here's When To Expect Heat Index To Be Highest During Scorching Stretch
Hot Stuff: Here's When To Expect Heat Index To Be Highest During Scorching Stretch Extremely hot temperatures, coupled with high humidity and bright sunshine, will make it feel like it's over 100 degrees this week during what is expected to be the first heat wave of the year. The extreme heat could affect about 135 million people across the US and parts of Canada from Tusday, June 18 through Saturday, June 22. "The increased demand for cooling is going to be a problem here. This could have some impacts on the power grid," said AccuWeather Chief Video Meteorologist Bernie Rayno. A heat wave is defined as three or more consecutive days in which the temperature is 90 degree…
Long-Range Summer Outlook For Severe Weather, Temps Released: Here's What To Expect Long-Range Summer Outlook For Severe Weather, Temps Released: Here's What To Expect
Long-Range Summer Outlook For Severe Weather, Temps Released: Here's What To Expect Spring has sprung, but the thermometer must not have gotten the memo, as plenty of raw days have made it feel more like fall. But when it comes to the summer, in the words of Ron Burgundy, expect things to escalate really quickly. According to AccuWeather's brand-new outlook for the summer of 2024, it's going to be a hot season for most areas of the United States, including the Northeast. The anticipated heat will contribute to an uptick in severe weather, AccuWeather says. "Severe weather events can be frequent in June and part of July," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist and Head of …
Smoky Skies: Wildfires Burning In Canada Could Affect Air Quality In Northeast Again Smoky Skies: Wildfires Burning In Canada Could Affect Air Quality In Northeast Again
Smoky Skies: Wildfires Burning In Canada Could Affect Air Quality In Northeast Again Smoke from wildfires burning across Canada could once again significantly affect air quality in the Northeast this year, according to a brand-new report. AccuWeather long-range forecasters say the 2024 wildfire season is expected to start in June and peak in September. Wildfires in Canada broke records last year, with 45.7 million acres of land burned.  AccuWeather's lead long-range forecaster, Paul Pastelok, predicts a near-to-above-historical average number of fires in Canada this year, but he expects fewer fires to burn than last year. Smoke from Canadian wildfires last June cause…
'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years' Coming Soon: First Projected Cloud Cover Conditions 'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years' Coming Soon: First Projected Cloud Cover Conditions
'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years' Coming Soon: First Projected Cloud Cover Conditions In just over a month, what's being called the astronomy event of the decade will occur when a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth, completely blocking the face of the sun and the sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. Many are planning road trips to places where the best viewing conditions are expected for what space.com says will be "the longest and most visible for the US in 100 years," with a four-minute totality duration beginning…
Blockbuster Hurricane Season Could Be Coming: 'Serious, Growing Concerns,' Says Forecaster Blockbuster Hurricane Season Could Be Coming: 'Serious, Growing Concerns,' Says Forecaster
Blockbuster Hurricane Season Could Be Coming: 'Serious, Growing Concerns,' Says Forecaster Click here for a new, updated story: Hurricane Season In 2024 Could Be One Of Most Active Ever, NOAA Says: Here's Why The return of La Niña and historically warm water across the Atlantic Ocean have some forecasters sounding the alarm about what could be a super-charged 2024 hurricane season. Those two factors will set the groundwork for a potentially blockbuster season, and there are already “serious and growing concerns," AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Jonathan Porter said. The season runs from Saturday, June 1 through Saturday, Nov. 30.  La Niña typically leads to mor…
'Dust Off Your Snow Shovels': Here's Latest On Pre-Valentine's Day Storm Taking Aim At Region 'Dust Off Your Snow Shovels': Here's Latest On Pre-Valentine's Day Storm Taking Aim At Region
'Dust Off Your Snow Shovels': Here's Latest On Pre-Valentine's Day Storm Taking Aim At Region An upcoming stretch of unseasonably warm temperatures will be followed by the potential for a pre-Valentine's Day winter storm early next week. Click here for a new, updated story - First Snowfall Projections Released For Pre-Valentine's Day Winter Storm "It may be time to dust off your snow shovels as a flip in the weather pattern could send a snowstorm over parts of the Midwest and Northeast just days after a spell of unusual warmth," according to AccuWeather.com. The system could start a "back to reality" shift to a weather pattern more typical of February. "While the Janua…
Weekend Nor'easter Will Be First Of 2 Coast-To-Coast Storms In Span Of Days: Here's Latest Weekend Nor'easter Will Be First Of 2 Coast-To-Coast Storms In Span Of Days: Here's Latest
Weekend Nor'easter Will Be First Of 2 Coast-To-Coast Storms In Span Of Days: Here's Latest The new year is starting with a bang weather-wise as back-to-back coast-to-coast storms are due to move through the Northeast in the span of a few days. Click here for a new, updated story - Projected Snowfall Totals Increase As Nor'easter Nears: These Spots Could See 18 Inches The time frame for the first system, a massive Nor'easter, is from late in the day Saturday, Jan. 6 into Sunday, Jan. 7, according to the National Weather Service. It has the potential to drop a foot or more of snow in areas farthest inland and a widespread 3 to 6 inches in most areas farther off the coast. The…
First Projected Snowfall Totals Released For Major Storm Headed To Northeast First Projected Snowfall Totals Released For Major Storm Headed To Northeast
First Projected Snowfall Totals Released For Major Storm Headed To Northeast The first projected snowfall totals have been released for a potent coast-to-coast winter storm expected to hit the Northeast midway through the weekend. Click here for a new, updated story - Projected Snowfall Totals Increase As Nor'easter Nears: These Spots Could See 18 Inches Snowfall is expected to begin overnight Saturday, Jan. 6 into Sunday, Jan. 7, according to the National Weather Service. Areas in the darker shade in the image above from AccuWeather.com are expected to see between 6 and 12 inches of snowfall, including parts of upstate New York, northern Connecticut and areas…
'Wide Range Of Possibilities' For Hurricane Tammy: Here's What To Know Now 'Wide Range Of Possibilities' For Hurricane Tammy: Here's What To Know Now
'Wide Range Of Possibilities' For Hurricane Tammy: Here's What To Know Now As newly formed Hurricane Tammy heads north, forecasters say it will take a few days to determine its long-term path. As of Monday afternoon, Oct. 23, Tammy, a Category 1 storm, is located in the eastern Caribbean, north of Anguilla. It's expected to affect the islands of Bermuda late this week. (See the image above.) "There is a wide range of possibilities of where Tammy could go," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist and Lead Hurricane Forecaster Dan Kottlowski said. Tammy is the 19th named storm of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, including seven hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane …
Winter 2023-24 Forecast Released By NOAA National Weather Service Winter 2023-24 Forecast Released By NOAA National Weather Service
Winter 2023-24 Forecast Released By NOAA National Weather Service The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service has just released its outlook for the winter of 2023-24.El Niño is in place heading into winter for the first time in four years, driving the outlook for warmer-than-average temperatures for the northern tier of the continental United States, according to NOAA’s US. Winter Outlook, which was released on Thursday, Oct. 19 by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center — a division of the National Weather Service.  At the same time, the forecast says much of the Northeast has a 40 to 50 percent chance of above-normal…
First Snowfall Of Season Falls In Parts Of Region - Here's Where First Snowfall Of Season Falls In Parts Of Region - Here's Where
First Snowfall Of Season Falls In Parts Of Region - Here's Where True fall-like weather has arrived in the region, and with it has come a report of the first snowfall of the 2023-24 season. It happened in the Adirondack Mountains in the town of Wilmington, New York, located about 35 miles southwest of Plattsburgh. "We saw our first snowfall this morning!" read a social media post by Whiteface Mountain on Sunday, Oct. 8. Photos of the event showed a dusting of snow. Some areas, especially farthest north, and west, saw scattered showers overnight into Tuesday morning, Oct. 10, but there have been no new reports of snow. Earlier report - 'Get Your Sno…
Cold Front Will Collide With Tropical Storm Philippe: Here's Timing, Projected Rainfall Totals Cold Front Will Collide With Tropical Storm Philippe: Here's Timing, Projected Rainfall Totals
Cold Front Will Collide With Tropical Storm Philippe: Here's Timing, Projected Rainfall Totals A powerful cold front accompanied by a complex storm system will run into the remnants of Tropical Storm Philippe to pelt the Northeast with heavy rain that could cause flash flooding. Some areas in the region could see up to 4 inches of rainfall from overnight Friday, Oct. 6 through the day on Saturday, Oct. 7. "A strong cold front will bring the potential for heavy rain showers and embedded thunderstorm activity late tonight," the National Weather Service said in a Hazardous Weather Statement issued early Friday morning, Oct. 6. "Due to saturated soil conditions and high st…
'Get Your Snow Shovels Ready': AccuWeather Releases Winter Outlook 'Get Your Snow Shovels Ready': AccuWeather Releases Winter Outlook
'Get Your Snow Shovels Ready': AccuWeather Releases Winter Outlook Forecasters for AccuWeather have released their projections for the winter of 2023-24. Senior Meteorologist Paul Pastelok and his team are saying it's shaping up to be much different than last winter, especially across the central and eastern United States, and one month may leave the biggest impression. "February can be an active and intense month," Pastelok said. One of the driving forces this winter will be the strengthening El Niño, which will play a significant role in the weather across the United States throughout the entire winter season.  Earlier report - 'Super'…
Flash Flood Threat: Projected Rainfall Totals Increase For Potent Coastal Storm Flash Flood Threat: Projected Rainfall Totals Increase For Potent Coastal Storm
Flash Flood Threat: Projected Rainfall Totals Increase For Potent Coastal Storm A dangerous coastal storm is bringing flooding downpours to much of the Northeast, with the New York City tristate area, Long Island, Hudson Valley and southern New England most at risk. In those areas, heavy rainfall is likely with the potential of scattered to numerous areas of flash flooding during the day Friday, Sept. 29, into Friday night, according to the National Weather Service. A widespread 3 inches of rain is now expected from the slow-moving storm, with locally higher amounts of 4 to 6 inches, an increase over earlier projections. Areas in the darker shades of green i…
Storm System Will Bring Drenching Downpours, Strong Wind Gusts: Here's Timing Storm System Will Bring Drenching Downpours, Strong Wind Gusts: Here's Timing
Storm System Will Bring Drenching Downpours, Strong Wind Gusts: Here's Timing A storm system on track for the first day of fall will be packed with heavy rain and wind gusts between 30 and 40 miles per hour in parts of the region, according to the National Weather Service. The system, which will arrive Saturday morning, Sept. 23, and continue well into the evening,  will stem from a tropical area of low pressure off the Florida peninsula. "The storm is likely to bring gusty winds and rounds of heavy rain to much of the East Coast," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tyler Roys said. Wind gusts are expected to be highest along the coast. It will be most…
New Update: Tropical System Expected To Become Major Hurricane New Update: Tropical System Expected To Become Major Hurricane
New Update: Tropical System Expected To Become Major Hurricane Conditions are rapidly improving in New England as Lee, once a Category 5 hurricane, is churning into Canada as a post-tropical cyclone. Click here for a new, updated story: Newly Named Tropical Storm Nigel Forms In Busy Atlantic Now, attention has turned to what is expected to be the next major hurricane of the 2023 Atlantic season. As of 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, Tropical Depression 15 is moving north-northwest at 16 miles per hour over the open Atlantic toward the Caribbean Sea. It has maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, according to a brand-new update from the …
More Gusty Storms On Way Before Unsettled Weather Pattern Finally Ends: Here's Timing More Gusty Storms On Way Before Unsettled Weather Pattern Finally Ends: Here's Timing
More Gusty Storms On Way Before Unsettled Weather Pattern Finally Ends: Here's Timing It's not over yet, but relief is coming. More potentially spotty, gusty thunderstorms are again on tap for the fourth straight day on Monday, Sept. 11 as a slow-moving frontal system maintains its hold on the region. It will be mostly cloudy throughout the day with a high temperature in the upper 70s. The timing for scattered to numerous showers is in the afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. "What is left of a stalled boundary that has been parked over much of the region will linger through at least Monday," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Matt Benz …
New Rounds Of Storms On Track Through Weekend: 5-Day Forecast New Rounds Of Storms On Track Through Weekend: 5-Day Forecast
New Rounds Of Storms On Track Through Weekend: 5-Day Forecast New rounds of potentially severe scattered thunderstorms will sweep through as an unsettled weather pattern has arrived in the region. The next window for storm activity is in the afternoon and evening on Friday, Sept. 8. The main threat will be damaging winds, with additional threats for isolated large hail and flash flooding, according to the National Weather Service. Hot and humid conditions will linger Friday before temperatures finally become seasonable, but more storm activity is on tap for the weekend. "While thunderstorms will bring the threat of both localized flash flo…
'Exceptionally Dangerous Weather Event': Lee Becomes Powerful Hurricane, May Hit Cat 5 In Days 'Exceptionally Dangerous Weather Event': Lee Becomes Powerful Hurricane, May Hit Cat 5 In Days
'Exceptionally Dangerous Weather Event': Lee Becomes Powerful Hurricane, May Hit Cat 5 In Days Tropical Storm Lee has strengthened to a hurricane earlier than expected with its current path taking it toward the Atlantic Coast, possibly reaching Category 5 status. Lee, located in the Central Atlantic, is now packed with 110 mile-per-hour winds, making it a Category 2 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. "A more significant threat from Hurricane Lee to the US East Coast could unfold during the middle or end of next week if the storm turns toward the coast," according to AccuWeather.com. Lee is expected to continue strengthening over the next couple of days, beco…
New Tropical Storm Forms In Active Atlantic: Here's Where Katia's Headed New Tropical Storm Forms In Active Atlantic: Here's Where Katia's Headed
New Tropical Storm Forms In Active Atlantic: Here's Where Katia's Headed A brand-new tropical storm has formed amid a flurry of activity in the Atlantic basin. As of 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, the center of Tropical Storm Katia was in the eastern Atlantic, moving toward the northwest at around 9 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. Maximum sustained winds are around 40 miles per hour with higher gusts.  According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Adam Douty, Katia is not likely to affect land as a northerly trajectory is likely over the west-central Atlantic. Two other systems -- Franklin and Jose -- dissipated ac…
Active Atlantic: Trio Of New Tropical Storms Named Within Hours Active Atlantic: Trio Of New Tropical Storms Named Within Hours
Active Atlantic: Trio Of New Tropical Storms Named Within Hours To say the Atlantic has been active regarding the weather would be an understatement. In the last 24 hours, three new tropical storms have been named, and experts say the next month is expected to be a busy one as the hurricane season hits its peak. They are: Tropical Storm Emily Tropical Storm Franklin Tropical Storm Gert A separate tropical system farther west is heading toward Texas. Of the new storms, Franklin is shaping up to potentially be the strongest and longest-lasting, according to the National Hurricane Center. Franklin formed in the Caribbean late Sunday afternoon, Aug. 20.…
Here's Timing For New Rounds Of Storms With Drenching Downpours Headed To Region Here's Timing For New Rounds Of Storms With Drenching Downpours Headed To Region
Here's Timing For New Rounds Of Storms With Drenching Downpours Headed To Region Separate rounds of storms with drenching downpours at times are headed to the region after a refreshing stretch of cool, comfortable days. Before the arrival of the unsettled weather pattern, Wednesday, Aug. 2 will be a picture-perfect day with sunny skies and a high temperature rising to around 80 degrees after morning temperatures in the 50s, according to the National Weather Service. There will be a mix of sun and clouds on Thursday, Aug. 3 with a high temperature again of around 80 degrees. There will be a chance for showers starting in the afternoon Thursday before showers and thunder…
Strong Storms With Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds Taking Aim At Region: Here's What's Coming Strong Storms With Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds Taking Aim At Region: Here's What's Coming
Strong Storms With Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds Taking Aim At Region: Here's What's Coming New update: Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For Much Of Region A new storm system accompanied by locally heavy rain, gusty winds, frequent lightning, and possible flash flooding will sweep through the region before things heat up for the rest of the week. Storm activity on Tuesday, July 25, will start from west to east in the early afternoon and continue through the evening, according to the National Weather Service. "Due to the copious amounts of moisture in the atmosphere and weak steering winds, any shower or thunderstorm has the potential to produce localized flooding dow…
Here's Cindy: New Tropical Storm Develops In Active Atlantic Here's Cindy: New Tropical Storm Develops In Active Atlantic
Here's Cindy: New Tropical Storm Develops In Active Atlantic It's starting to get crowded in the Atlantic basin. A brand-new tropical storm has formed just as an earlier system, Bret, continues its westward movement. Meet Cindy. As of around midday Friday, June 23, the center of Tropical Storm Cindy was about 900 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, according to the National Hurricane Center.  Cindy is moving toward the west-northwest at around 16 miles per hour and this general motion is expected to continue over the next few days. Maximum sustained winds have increased to nearly 50 mph with higher gusts, the hurricane center said, n…
Newly-Named Tropical Storm Bret Expected To Become Hurricane: Here's Projected Path Newly-Named Tropical Storm Bret Expected To Become Hurricane: Here's Projected Path
Newly-Named Tropical Storm Bret Expected To Become Hurricane: Here's Projected Path Newly-named Tropical Storm Bret is expected to become the first hurricane of the 2023 season. Tropical Depression 3, which developed on Monday morning, June 19 in the central Atlantic, strengthened to tropical-storm status later in the day. “While it is rare to get a storm to develop over the south-central Atlantic in June, it is not completely unheard of,” said AccuWeather Tropical Meteorologist Alex DaSilva. Bret is forecast to strengthen and move across the Lesser Antilles as a hurricane on Thursday, June 22, and Friday, June 23, according to the National Hurricane Center, It will…
Early Spring Storm Will Bring Mix Of Rain, Sleet, Snow: Here's What's Coming Early Spring Storm Will Bring Mix Of Rain, Sleet, Snow: Here's What's Coming
Early Spring Storm Will Bring Mix Of Rain, Sleet, Snow: Here's What's Coming A complex early spring storm will bring a mix of rain, sleet, and snow to the region. The time frame for the storm is overnight Friday, March 24 into Saturday morning, March 25, according to the National Weather Service. "Some areas not too far inland can expect at least a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and rain, with areas well inland seeing the potential for heavy, accumulating snow," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Dean DeVore. For a look at the precipitation types for the storm for areas throughout the Northeast, see the first image above. Accumulating snowfall is expected i…
Approaching Winter Storm Could Bring Snowfall To Northeast: Here's Projected Timing Approaching Winter Storm Could Bring Snowfall To Northeast: Here's Projected Timing
Approaching Winter Storm Could Bring Snowfall To Northeast: Here's Projected Timing New update: Projected Snowfall Totals Released For New Winter Storm Taking Aim On Northeast A brand-new storm on track for this week could bring accumulating snowfall to the Northeast. The time frame for the system is Friday night, March 10 into Saturday, March 11, according to the National Weather Service. "It is possible for accumulating snow to reach all the way to coastal areas of New Jersey, New York, and southern New England," AccuWeather Meteorologist Joseph Bauer said. Ahead of the expected arrival of the storm, the remainder of the workweek will be dry and breezy, the Nation…
Here's Latest Timing, Snowfall Projections For Potent Storm Taking Aim On Region Here's Latest Timing, Snowfall Projections For Potent Storm Taking Aim On Region
Here's Latest Timing, Snowfall Projections For Potent Storm Taking Aim On Region A significant storm system is expected to bring hazardous driving conditions to much of the region during the evening on Monday, Feb. 27, and into the morning commute on Tuesday, Feb. 28, according to the National Weather Service. In some areas farther north, 6 inches or more of snowfall is expected. "The New York City area, as well as along the southern coast of New England, will be closer to the interface between the cold and warmer air, so a wintry mix is more likely to occur there," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist and New England native Joe Lundberg. For a …
Projected Snowfall Amounts Released For Potent Storm Taking Aim On Region Projected Snowfall Amounts Released For Potent Storm Taking Aim On Region
Projected Snowfall Amounts Released For Potent Storm Taking Aim On Region Projected snowfall totals have been released for a potentially significant storm on track for the Northeast early this week. After a partly sunny start to the day, the system is currently due to arrive late Monday afternoon, Feb. 27, or early Monday evening, and continue into late in the morning on Tuesday, Feb. 28. "This is likely to be the biggest storm of the season to date for central New England, including the Boston area and northern parts of Connecticut and Rhode Island," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist and New England native Joe Lundberg. In those spots, up to 6 …
Here's Where To Look: Green Comet Will Appear In Night Sky For First Time In 50,000 Years Here's Where To Look: Green Comet Will Appear In Night Sky For First Time In 50,000 Years
Here's Where To Look: Green Comet Will Appear In Night Sky For First Time In 50,000 Years A rare comet last seen 50,000 years ago during the Stone Age is set to make an appearance and NASA is providing new guidance on where in the night sky you should look -- and when. Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), known as the "green comet," was discovered by astronomers in early March of 2022 inside the orbit of Jupiter. It will pass closest to Earth on Wednesday, Feb. 1, and Thursday, Feb. 2 "With binoculars and clear skies, you may spot C/2022 E3 (ZTF) near the Big Dipper," NASA said in a tweet on Wednesday. A #comet that hasn't been in our cosmic neighborhood in 50,000 years is making its cl…
Storm Watch: Fast-Moving System Brings Rain, Sleet, With Up To Foot Of Snow Farther North Storm Watch: Fast-Moving System Brings Rain, Sleet, With Up To Foot Of Snow Farther North
Storm Watch: Fast-Moving System Brings Rain, Sleet, With Up To Foot Of Snow Farther North A complex storm is bringing rain to much of the region, with sleet farther inland, and as much as a foot of snow in some spots in upstate New York and northern New England. The storm, which arrived late Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22, has continued into Monday morning, Jan. 23. The storm is expected to wind down late in the morning or around midday on Monday, with skies gradually clearing on a brisk and breezy day with a high temperature in the upper 30s to low 40s, according to the National Weather Service. "For snow lovers in and near the big I-95 cities in the Northeast, this is another disa…