World and Nation

The Day After Tomorrow

The Day After Tomorrow

It always rains on the loser’s day parade. Storms are sweeping in like defensive linemen swarming after a scrambling quarterback. Relatively warm temperatures will peak around fifty degrees Fahrenheit before cooler air and precipitation sneak in like slot receivers on a third down slant route. The high pressure system responsible for our recent spate of clement weather is slipping away like dreams of a perfect season and a Super Bowl victory.

Elsewhere in the country, a strong region of low pressure is hovering off the shore of Vancouver, showering the Pacific Northwest in a wintry mix. A series of fronts slash across the Great Plains states, resulting in moderate snow and rainfall in Texas. The system will migrate to the north and east, striking New England early tomorrow. Be prepared for heavy rainfall. Radar detects a small amount of gloating localized near New York.

Across the ocean, China is struggling to recover from three weeks of severe blizzards that have stalled buses, trains, and planes across the country. The storms have disrupted the travel plans of millions seeking to return home to their families for the Chinese New Year; the massive load on the country’s transportation system accounts for the largest annual human migration on the planet.

Today: Warm with light rainfall. High 47°F (8°C).

Tonight: Periods of moderate rainfall. Low 38°F (3°C).

Tomorrow: Heavy rainfall. High 44°F (7°C).

Tomorrow night: Light rain, tapering off late. Low 32°F (0°C).

Thursday: Cold; possibility of snow. High 34°F (1°C).

Thursday night: Clear, cooler. Low 26°F (-3°C).