An “out of season Arctic blast” will make for a chilly & blustery Mother’s Day Weekend for much of the eastern U.S. where dozens of record low temperatures may be tied or broken, warns the National Weather Service.
Temperatures will approach record cold readings on Saturday morning from the Great Lakes to the Northeast, including major cities such as Philadelphia, New York City and Boston.
Dozens of states from the Plains to the Northeast are already under freeze watches and warnings this morning.
Measurable snowfall possible in the Northeast & Great Lakes
In addition to the winter-like temperatures, parts of the Great Lakes, Appalachians, and Northeast will witness wintry precipitation Friday evening and into Saturday.
Snow could fall heavily at times with several inches of accumulating snowfall possible in the northern and central Appalachians.
Just when you thought it was safe to believe that winter was finally behind us, well, guess again, WGME reports.
The National Weather Service office in Gray, Maine, predicts a widespread 1 to 4 inches of snow across most of northern Maine overnight Friday into Saturday, with larger amounts of snowfall possible for the highest elevations and at the Canadian border.
Nighttime lows get to the low 30s (Fahrenheit) Friday night and again Saturday night. High temperatures Saturday will likely only get to the 40-degree range outside of the mountains — very cold for early May, WGME reports.
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