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Major cold front brings chilly air, strong storms to parts of the U.S. this week


AccuWeather meteorologists are tracking a cold front that will bring cooler air and gusty rain to Central and Eastern states this week.

Key Highlights

Threats: Rain, snow, gusty thunderstorms, showers

States Affected: Central, Midwest, East

When: Monday, October 10 - Monday, October 17


A potent cold front will bring rain and thunderstorms followed by a wave of chilly air from Canada to parts of Central and Eastern states that will continue into next week.


The cold front will plunge into the Midwest, bringing much colder air to Montana, Wyoming, and the Dakotas Tuesday. The air will push eastward, making temperatures tumble in the Plains and Midwest by Wednesday. High temperatures Wednesday and Thursday afternoon will drop up to 15 degrees in areas like Bismark, North Dakota, and Omaha, Nebraska.

HD32The cold front will move to the Eastern states by late this week, bringing rain and gusty showers ahead of colder air. Conditions into the weekend and through next week will be chilly in the mid-Atlantic cities like Pittsburgh and Washington D.C., with temperatures trending below normal. 

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Businesses operating in these areas should keep an eye on the falling temperatures and rain and should: 

  • Identify hazards most likely to impact your location & cause business disruptions
  • Inventory equipment and identify all weather-related thresholds  
  • Ensure all employees and visitors on-site have a way to be notified of severe weather

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