Winter has arrived in the United States. After a hot summer, suffering from several historic heat waves that moved across the country, the winter season began to be severe. Dozens of states will experience a bit of a cold wave next week, starting this Friday. States from Texas to northern Pennsylvania will deploy anti-snow systems due to alerts issued by government networks.
The east coast accumulated about 10 inches of snow this week with the first storms of November. This weekend cities like Washington, Philadelphia or New York may suffer the first freezing of the season, reaching temperatures of 30 degrees. Downtown New York City will even see ten degrees cooler, with temperatures dropping into the low 20s.
The Midwest also saw major freezes throughout the week. On Halloween, cities like Michigan and Oregon suffered their first cold of the season, with snow accumulations between three and 12 inches. In Michigan, voltage drops and power outages are still being reported in many cities and towns. According to meteorological agencies, it is expected that after the weekend the temperature will balance up to 60 degrees in the best places.
The West Coast, on orange alert
According to Accuweather, a weather website, West Coast states will experience gusty winds and heavy rain throughout the week. Experts pointed out that there may be flooding and damage due to the ‘storm train’ that will develop along the Pacific coast. Rainfall between two and nine inches is expected throughout the Pacific Corridor.