Cold pattern to moderate somewhat

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Cold weather will prevail across most of the U.S., with daytime highs averaging more than 20° below normal east of the Rockies heading into the weekend. Over the weekend, rain and mountain snow will prevail across much of the west, though totals will remain light (less than 1 inch) in the Sierra Nevada, with somewhat… Read more »

An active pattern for much of the eastern, southern Corn Belt

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For the remainder of Tuesday, wintry precipitation will continue to cause travel disruptions from the southern Appalachians into the Carolinas. Another storm system—currently affecting the Southwest—will closely follow, resulting in mid-week snow, sleet, and freezing rain from central and northeastern Texas into the southern Mid-Atlantic States. Toward week’s end, widespread rain and snow showers will… Read more »

More very cold weather ahead

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Following Friday morning’s freeze, cold weather will temporarily ease its grip on Florida and the remainder of the Southeast. However, a new surge of Arctic air will engulf the northern Plains and upper Midwest on Saturday, with frigid weather subsequently returning across much of the central and eastern U.S. Modestly cooler air will arrive in… Read more »

Cold pattern to continue across the central, eastern U.S.

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During the second half of the week, the latest surge of bitterly cold air will engulf the Midwestern and Eastern States. At the height of this cold wave, temperatures below 0° can be expected as far south as the Tennessee Valley and the Mid-Atlantic region—although most of the soft red winter wheat in the areas… Read more »

A shift to colder east of the Great Plains

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Over the next few days, rain and snow showers will push eastward across the Northwest into the upper Mississippi Valley as low pressure redevelops over the western Great Lakes. Precipitation will return to parts of the Northeast by mid-week. Meanwhile, high pressure dropping in from the Canadian Prairies will bring colder weather to the Nation’s… Read more »

Cold pattern to continue across the Midwest

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During the next several days, a rich flow of Pacific moisture will arrive along the West Coast. Heavy precipitation will develop in northwestern California and the Pacific Northwest on Thursday. During the weekend, precipitation may spread as far south as central California, followed by a return to drier weather along the Pacific Coast early next… Read more »

An active pattern for the Plains, Corn Belt

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For the remainder of Wednesday, the lingering effects of a departing coastal storm will continue to wind down across New England. However, a fast-moving disturbance will produce additional snow—albeit mostly light—in the Great Lakes and Northeastern States Thursday and Friday. Meanwhile, a developing storm will result in widespread precipitation in the Southwest, starting on Friday…. Read more »

A much colder pattern ahead from the Plains, eastward

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A rapidly intensifying and potentially dangerous Atlantic coastal storm will produce heavy, wind-driven snow through Tuesday from the central Appalachians and northern Mid-Atlantic States into New England. Snowfall totals of a foot or more can be expected in many areas from Long Island into Maine. Meanwhile, a couple of disturbances will result in generally light… Read more »

An active pattern resumes across the eastern Corn Belt

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A storm system near the central Gulf Coast will drift northeastward, reaching the Mid-Atlantic Coast on Saturday. Wintry precipitation (snow and freezing rain) may cause travel disruptions from western North Carolina to coastal New England, while rainfall could reach 1 to 3 inches along the Atlantic Seaboard. By early next week, a new storm will… Read more »

A mild pattern to dominate much of the Plains

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For the remainder of Wednesday, a developing Southwestern storm will result in significant snowfall accumulations (locally more than a foot) in southern portions of the Rockies and High Plains. The snow will linger through Thursday across portions of Oklahoma, New Mexico and northern and western Texas. Farther east, storm total rainfall (through Friday) could reach… Read more »