Cold Start to the Work Week, Snow but Warming Trend Coming

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The workweek will begin with cool temps, lake-effect snow for the East, ahead of a warming trend that will see above-average temperatures in parts of the West, Southwest, and South. Here’s a look at your weather.

Wintry conditions for the East, Lake-effect snow 

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued advisories for lake-effect snow for some counties around the Great Lakes region and a gale warning around northern Michigan.

The NWS is forecasting snow over northeastern Minnesota; northeastern Wisconsin; northern and northeastern Michigan; eastern West Virginia; northern Virginia; western and central Pennsylvania; western, central, and east-central New York; and over southern and eastern Maine.

Mixed precipitation for upper Midwest, Ohio Valley, Northeast

Mixed precipitation is forecast over northern and northeastern Minnesota; northern central and eastern Wisconsin; the entirety of Michigan; northern, central and eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia; western and central Pennsylvania; western New York.

Warming trend and dry conditions coming

Although the workweek will begin with a chilly start, warmer weather is on the way, particularly for southern latitudes. Above-average temperatures are anticipated in the West, Southwest, and southern regions of the US as we move into the early part of December.

Additionally, the southern latitudes of the US are expecting dry weather throughout the week.

Rain, mixed precipitation for Northwest, upper Midwest

The NWS has forecast rain over much of Washington, parts of Oregon, northern Idaho, much of Montana, Northwestern Wyoming, as well as western and southern South Dakota, northern Nebraska and Northwestern Iowa.

Mixed precipitation is forecast over Washington and Oregon’s central and western areas; central and northern Idaho; western and central Montana; northwestern, north-central, and northeastern Wyoming; west-central South Dakota.

Sixth consecutive active hurricane season ends

On Tuesday, November 30, the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end. It marks the sixth consecutive year of active seasons, those defined by above-average activity. 2021 saw 21 named storms, seven of which became hurricanes and 4 of those becoming major hurricanes (category 3 or higher). 2021 becomes the third season ever to exhaust the regular list of 21 names; the other two seasons were 2020 and 2005. The 2021 season was also the seventh consecutive in which a named storm formed prior to June 1, the official start date of the season, Brian McNoldy, a Senior Research Associate at University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, reports.