Potentially damaging frosts, freezes across the Southeastern U.S.
The effects of a potent, late-winter storm will gradually subside across the Northeast, although cold, windy weather and snow showers will linger into Thursday. Meanwhile, the threat of freeze damage to Southeastern fruit and nut crops, as well as winter wheat and ornamentals, will persist through at least Thursday morning, with some risk of additional frost on Friday morning. Effects of the multi-day Southeastern freezes may not be fully known for days or weeks. Farther north, a fast-moving disturbance should produce some late-week rain and snow showers from the Midwest into the Northeast. In contrast, dry weather will prevail through the weekend from central and southern California to the central and southern Plains, accompanied by very warm conditions. Showery weather will continue, however, in the Northwest, where 5-day totals could reach 2 to 5 inches in the Pacific Northwest and 1 to 3 inches in the northern Rockies.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for the likelihood of near- to above-normal temperatures nationwide, except for colder-than-normal conditions in the Northeast and parts of the Pacific Northwest. Meanwhile, near- to above-normal precipitation across most of the country will contrast with drier-than-normal weather in the Deep South and across much of the nation’s northern tier. Notably, wet weather should return to California.
5-Day Precipitation Totals
NOAA’s 6- to 10- Day Outlook
NOAA’s 8- to 14- Day Outlook
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