Looking ahead, very cold weather will continue to dominate areas from the Pacific Coast to the Mississippi Valley into next week. Additional freezes can be expected through the first half of next week in California’s citrus areas, while low temperatures below 0° will cover the northwestern half of the Plains through December 9. Farther east, wintry precipitation will spread from the Mid-South into the northern Mid-Atlantic region on December 6-7, followed by another round of snow and ice in the Mid-Atlantic States on December 8-9. Parts of the West, including some lower elevations in California, will experience some weekend snow.
The 6- to 10-day outlook calls for near- to below-normal temperatures nationwide, except for warmer-than-normal weather in southern Florida. Meanwhile, above-normal precipitation across the Southeast and Northwest will contrast with drier-than-normal conditions in a broad area stretching from southern portions of the Rockies and Plains into the middle Mississippi Valley.