10 Day Forecast
In the eastern half of the nation, temperatures this morning were closer to those of July norms. At 10am, much of southern New England was already in the 70's, with 80's showing up in Virginia, Delmarva, and southern New Jersey. The other feature that can be seen on the temperature maps this morning is a gradient present across the central plains and extending across the Great Lakes regions into New England. This is associated with a vast frontal boundary that has been the trigger for consecutive days of severe thunderstorms in the Midwest. The gradient in the northeast is a result of a backdoor frontal boundary that is being pushed south by high pressure in southeast Canada. This is despite a continually strengthening mid level ridge over the east that will reach 582dm this afternoon. The cold air is shallow enough however that it can slide south relatively unimpeeded. As the front moves through, we will see an increase in clouds, however the day should remain dry.