A couple of storms will bring rain, ice and snow over a wide section of the country from the Plains to the East Coast this week, with another extremely cold air mass to follow late in the week.
Bitterly cold air covers much of the country today. A series of storms into the middle of next week will generate snow, ice and rain, followed by another blast of arctic air late next week.
With 23 days until the official start of spring, there is little sign of the season to come, with more bitter cold as well as snow, ice and rain in store for much of the nation from the Rockies to the East Coast.
The East and the West are on opposite sides of the spectrum in this extreme pattern, with record cold from the Mississippi Valley on East and record warmth in parts of the West.
Historic snow and cold has gripped the Northeast this month, especially New England. The bitter cold and snow are not yet done this month.
Bitter cold air covers much of the country from the Plains to the East Coast, with an even colder air mass moving in for Wednesday through Friday.
Arctic air is in place in the East, with an even more diabolical air mass waiting in the wings. A fierce storm will swipe New England later this weekend to bring in that wicked cold for the start of next week.
Waves of brutal cold will continue expanding their reach over the next week, while potent storms impact areas from the Plains to the Northeast.
The high-amplitude pattern of much above-normal warmth in the West and extreme cold in the East will continue deep into next week.
One storm after another will pummel the Northeast in the next 10 days, with two brutally cold air masses coming in for late this week and early next week.