Snow could turn to slush in southern and western parts of Finland this week.The blizzard that delivered near-record snowfall and paralysed much of the United States East Coast last weekend will push a warm front to Finland by the end of the week, the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) forecasts.

The FMI published an animated graphic of the movements of the front in the days to come, forecasting that the blizzard will deliver “a warm pulse” of air to Finland on Thursday.

“The blizzard from the US East Coast will [reach] Finland on Thursday and bring with it a front of warm air,” the FMI forecasts.

An on-duty meteorologist at the FMI specified in an interview with Ilta-Sanomat that the low-pressure area can raise temperatures in Southern and Western Finland to as high as 3–4 degrees Celsius. The mercury is expected to remain below zero in other parts of the country, according to the FMI.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Petteri Paalasmaa / Uusi Suomi
Source: Uusi Suomi

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