What Travelers Need to Know Today: Wednesday, February 8: Record Warm Temperatures Followed by Heavy Snow
While the Northeast is poised to enjoy warm, spring-like temperatures Wednesday, Thursday will bring heavy snow along much of the I-95 corridor, making for hazardous travel conditions from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia to New York City to Boston.
Expect New York City to see record temperatures on Wednesday. The current record high for February 8 in Central Park is 61° F (16° C), reached in 1965.
Snow will spread from the Ohio Valley and Appalachians into the Northeast starting Wednesday night.
In addition, the winter storm that dumped heavy snow in the Seattle metropolitan area is moving towards the Great Lakes, with snow falling from Wisconsin to Upper Michigan to northern New England.
Meanwhile, to the west, multiple low-pressure systems will bring heavy rain, snow, and high winds.
Expect strong winds across much of California, while some areas could be threatened by flooding and landslides.
As for Friday, the jury is still out but forecasters have not ruled out thunderstorms of hail and fire and a plague of frogs.
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