First frost expected next week for much of US, Canada

Jose Castro – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E) – The first fall temperature is expected to envelop much of the United States by next week. This comes after a strong cold front pushes southward out of Canada. Much of the cold front would sweep into the areas east of the Rockies.

The cold front would bring cooler temperatures around the Northern Plains by midweek. In some areas, expect temperature drops by as much as 25 degrees below the average reading. The below average temperatures would move into the southern and eastern part of the United States later in the week.

Iowa on the other hand would enjoy just a day of summer before fall comes in, according to meteorologists. According to the National Weather Service, Des Moines would be in 93 degrees with a 102 heat index with a low of 63 degrees. Rain showers and thunderstorms would happen between 11 am and 1 pm.

Same expected weather in Omaha, NB with last day summer temperatures hitting the lower 90s by late afternoon until the day the cold front hits the city. This may bring rain showers and thunderstorms as well.

Minneapolis would reach highs of the upper 50s, which on average the temperature is around the mid 70s. This would be the temperatures in areas within Tennessee and Lower Mississippi Valley, breaking the heat and humidity of the past weeks. Memphis on the other hand would be at 70s from the high 90s just a few days ago.

Boston and many areas near it would go through high temperatures, between the 80s and 90s but will fall to the 60s and 70s by the evening. The week’s end would be the hottest in the area and would be quickly be snuffed out come Saturday as the cold front hits Boston. The cold would plateau on Sunday, reaching the 70s for the area.

New York would also experience the sudden change from summer to fall, with just a day to adjust. Much of New York would hit 87 degrees until Friday with high humidity with the heat index hitting 95. Come Saturday morning, a cold front would hit Syracuse and with it showers and thunderstorms. Expect rain in Central New York, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Priscllla Nicosia

For its part, Canada would be having early fall weather while Hurricane Cristobal goes through the North Atlantic. According to the Canadian Hurricane Center in Halifax, gusty winds with heavy rains would fall in southeastern Newfoundland reaching the Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia. There would be ocean swells and rough seas in the coastal region.

Forecasters in Canada have raised warnings of rising flood waters in the eastern Newfoundland harbor area.

By next week, many locations may find the first frost of the fall season. The low temperatures are expected to cause the thermometer to readings of 32 degrees or below. The first ones are expected in Billings MT, which often hits fall by October 3, Bismarck, ND, which hits fall by September 21 and Rapid City SD by September 9.

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