The U.S. Is Experiencing Blizzards on the West Coast and Spring Temperatures on the East Coast
As the polar vortex that recently hit cities in the Midwest makes its way west, those in the Northeast will see springlike conditions for the next two days.
Temperatures in the Midwest and the Northeast will rise as much as 40 to 60 degrees in warmth Monday and Tuesday in comparison to the frigid cold that struck the areas last week, according to AccuWeather meteorologists.
Forecasts from The Weather Channel show temperatures reaching the high 50s in locations like Washington, Norfolk, Boston, and Buffalo on Monday.
While the warm temperatures will be a pleasant surprise for those who faced temperatures that felt as low as -50 degrees Fahrenheit due to wind chill just days ago, folks experiencing the warm conditions will still want to practice caution as melting snow and ice could cause travel delays and disruptions.
As the warmth arrives into the Midwest and Northeast (with cooler temperatures expected to hit the area once again after Tuesday), the West Coast is now feeling the chilly effects of Winter Storm Lucian.
The storm has already brought snowfall to low elevations across locations like Seattle, with the National Weather Service posting winter storm warnings and weather advisories across Washington into Oregon, the Sierra Nevada, and eastward into parts of the Rockies.
Seattle had already seen up to 10 inches of snow in some areas as of Monday morning, and a combination of strong winds and snow in the Sierra Nevadas are expected to cause zero visibility throughout the day.
Snow and rain are expected from the Pacific Northwest into Sierra Nevada and parts of the Rockies throughout Monday, and some locations, including Salt Lake City, Utah, will see snow continue throughout Tuesday.
Chilly conditions on the West Coast will continue through Wednesday, and areas of the Rockies and the Northern Plains will experience continued snowfall.
The chilly conditions on the West Coast will bring the colder temperatures and a combination of what could be rain, sleet, or snow to New England and northern New York State by Wednesday night, according to The Weather Channel.