When will the COLD finally EASE?

AUDIO: AccuWeather Insiders discuss cold pattern

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November 15, 2019 - 6:18 am

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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - When will the early icy grip Mother Nature has on Western New York and much of the northeast ease?  If you were hoping for a more moderate weekend you're out of luck as the overnight low into Saturday will be in the teens and we won't cross the freezing mark during the day Saturday.

The above map shows forecast low temperatures overnight Friday into Saturday morning.

A southward plunge in the jet stream opened the door for the frigid air to blast southward into the U.S. and spread across much of the northeast, including the Buffalo and western New York region.

AccuWeather meteorologists say the extreme nature of the cold weather is forecast to ease during the upcoming week.

"A southerly breeze on the back side of the large Arctic high pressure system will warm the Plains into the Midwest beginning the week of Sunday, Nov. 17," Paul Pastelok, AccuWeather's lead long-range meteorologist, said.

The moderating trend will spread into much of the Eastern states as the third week of November progresses, but temperatures in the Southeast are expected to trend upward later this week.

"Temperature departures of 15-30 degrees in the East will recover to near average during the third week of November," Pastelok said.

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