Warmth, sunshine arrive to Northeast, Gulf Coast after weekend cooldown

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The deep cooling pattern that swept across the nation over the weekend and many areas this week is winding down.

Despite the cooler-than-normal conditions over the Northwest, weather in much of the northern and eastern U.S. will turn drier and much warmer.

The cooldown in much of the northern Plains and the Rockies is coming to an end as new systems move into the region.

On Sunday, a slow-moving storm system will spread showers and thunderstorms from the central Plains and Great Lakes to the northeastern part of the country, including in Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit.

As the system pulls away from the region on Monday, drier air will overtake the region. It is when this system comes apart that the temperatures will begin to warm.

“Those from the northern Plains, the Midwest and East will be glad to hear temperatures will be trending upwards by early next week,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Kyle Elliott said.

“The first couple of days will be unseasonably cool and there will be a bit of a breeze. However, after Sunday night, the cool air will not stick around,” Elliott said.

Morning lows across the north and central U.S. will be 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit below normal from the Great Lakes to southern Canada. However, temperatures will rebound over the weekend with highs at or above normal across the northern and eastern U.S.

Expect the mercury to gradually rise as the day goes on.

Across the Ohio Valley, temperatures will be on the rise through the next few days as the heat from the Southwest meets the cooler air over the Plains. Highs from the teens and 20s will be common in Cincinnati to the low 50s in Columbus, Ohio.

The lower levels of the atmosphere will cool off enough for an isolated shower to occur in central Missouri, eastern Kansas and central Minnesota this weekend. However, while the conditions will be cool enough for the shower to occur, it does not seem likely to become significant.

As the heat from the Southwest moves into the upper Midwest, the arrival of strong, gusty thunderstorms will lead to the threat for damaging winds, hail and flash flooding.

Those from Missouri to western and northern Illinois are at risk for severe thunderstorms, including some capable of producing damaging winds, damaging hail and large hail, on Sunday and early into Monday.

Locally heavy downpours could also lead to minor ponding on roadways.

Those from Indianapolis to Chicago and Detroit should keep a close eye on radar and are advised to monitor the weather conditions.

However, sunshine will return in the East as several storm systems pass through.

Expect highs from the 50s to near 60 F from Washington, D.C., and New York City to mid-Atlantic to southeastern New England.

The weather will be mostly dry across the Southeast, which could lead to a late Labor Day weekend swim at the beach across Florida.

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