A prolonged rain-free pattern is setting in.
Beautiful sunset in North Carolina, by "gypsy1985" Feb. 6, 2016. Upload to http://photo.accuweather.com to qualify!
Cold air will rule the Southeast for a while with areas west of the Mississippi getting a glancing blow or outright warm. There is potential for a winter storm early next week.
New research compares the adjusted, raw United States Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) temperature record with the new, homogenous set of U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) surface temperature records.
When we look more closely, we see a variety of disturbances embedded in the main current, each capable of temporarily increasing or cutting off the chance of snow. This map shows the setup:
Upper-level low will brign scattered areas of snow through Wednesday. By the weekend, it's extremely cold.
The rest of the week will be cold and this weekend is looking very cold as arctic air moves in. With so much cold air available, there will be snow to talk about, too. West of the Mississippi, warmth will hold on in many areas.