Here's my video forecast, showing that while most of the Northeast gets milder this weekend, Chicago may be in for a snowstorm.
This is a draft of our snowfall estimates for the storm that will affect parts of the Great Lakes region later tonight into tomorrow. In the heart of this snowfall area, there could be more than a half-foot.
Early this morning, the most concentrated rain was falling in a band from Maryland to southern Michigan.
With a high pressure area over Maine, a low pressure area over western Indiana and an upper-air storm spinning over the western Great Lakes, the stage is set for wet weather in the Middle and North Atlantic states.
This map is a rainfall forecast from the NWS Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center located in State College, PA.
The upper-air flow forecast for this evening shows the trough that helps to support rainfall ahead of the cold front.
After reaching the 80s today from NYC to Boston, it might not be that warm again through much of next week.
A noticeable push of cooler air will spread southward from Ontario and Quebec into the eastern Great Lakes and New England between tomorrow and Saturday.