There’s been so much rain across the country lately, that a spell of dry weather is somewhat newsworthy. One such stretch of dry weather is about to hit the east coast in time for the weekend, with sunshine and warm skies expected. Places like Philadelphia have seen 11 straight weekends in a row of wet weather. This weekend, partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies are expected on Saturday and Sunday in the City of Brotherly Love with high temperatures near 80.
Responsible for the unusual albeit pleasant weather is an area of high pressure that is forecast to build into the East in time for the weekend. This high pressure will allow fair weather to build into much of the eastern U.S. from central New England south to Florida and west to the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys.
Unfortunately, the same weather set-up responsible for fair conditions in the east will set the stage for very severe weather in the Midwest. A multi-day severe weather event is expected to unfold in the mid section of the U.S., with severe thunderstorms, damaging hail, flash flooding rains, and violent tornadoes possible Saturday and Sunday.
The rough weather in the middle of the country will eventually push east, although it’ll loose potency as it does so. Clouds, showers, and storms will impact the northeast Monday into Tuesday, after people have had a chance to enjoy a dry weekend for a change.