|Temperatures behind the cold front are in the 30s and 40s, while they are in the 70s and 80s ahead of it.|
|Position of the cold front at 7am Friday. Cold Canadian air will pour in behind the front.|
|Plot of temp (red), dewpoint (green), wind speed (purple), sky cover (blue), precip chance (brown), and rain/thunder chances (green/red bars) for the next 48 hours at Memphis.|
The cool weather (highs in the 50s to near 60) look to stick with us well into next week as a major upper-level trough encompasses the eastern portion of the country. The trough will merge with Hurricane Sandy early next week as the storm likely makes landfall somewhere in the northeastern U.S. early next week.
The GFS model (GFS wind forecast below) agrees fairly well with the Hurricane Center track which shows landfall in New England, perhaps as far south as New Jersey/New York City on Tuesday. If this happens and the storms is anywhere close to minimal hurricane strength, widespread disruptions will result in the form of high wind or a large swath of the Northeast, torrential rain, coastal flooding and beach erosion, and significant waves just offshore.
|Near-surface wind forecast from GFS model for Tuesday morning.|
Widespread high wind will impact a large portion of the region is this track holds.
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