What a difference one week makes.
After days of unseasonable cold across the eastern half of the U.S., thanks to an appearance by the polar vortex last week, the nation’s largest city will see a glimpse of summer on Friday to start the weekend.
The National Weather Service’s (NWS) Weather Prediction Center (WPC) said a warm front will bring summer-like temperatures to the Ohio Valley Thursday before arriving in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast by Friday.
Temperatures in New York City will reach the 80s, and be in the mid-70s with sun Saturday, according to Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean.
“Then things will get cooler again, but you know what? We’re going to see some warm temperatures at least for Friday, and that’s the good news,”
Forecasters said the biggest threat from any storm on Thursday is damaging downbursts or hail.
The WPC also warned of a moderate risk of excessive rainfall in the central Plains and lower Great Lakes.