1. The severe weather will be nasty Saturday, especially across the lower Mississippi Valley. It appears to me that we will see several tornadoes as well as numerous reports of wind damage given the strength of the low-level and upper-level jets. As I said in the video, it's a spring storm in a winter weather pattern which means big problems and nasty weather. I think everyone has now honed in on the area shown on my map below as to where the nasty weather will occur.
2. The flooding will also be extensive given the amount of rain that will fall from Texas to western New York. I can see up to 6 inches of rain in some areas which will lead to flash flooding. The snowcover across Indiana, Ohio into the Appalachians will be wiped away by the warmth and rainfall.
3. The snowfall will be a quick-hitting snow event from Kansas to Ontario. Snow rates of 1-2 inches per hour for a six- to 12-hour period will pile snow up to a foot or so in some places.
4. Still watching the New Year's Eve storm and possible storm around Dec. 27. NAO is showing signs of going negative around Jan. 1 which is a good sign that a coastal storm may develop.
The tropics could certainly be the main focus late in the weekend into early next week. Coastal storm will bring rain and wind.
Coastal storm will bring rain to the Northeast and maybe some wet snow over the hills. More rain for the Pac NW. development slow in the Gulf.
The tropics remain the big problem in the weather. Ana could hit the Pacific Northwest, Gonzalo will hit Europe, and development may occur in the Gulf.
Bermuda will get hit hard today by Gonzalo while in the Pacific, Ana will go south of Hawaii with only minimal impacts.
Heavy rains will affect the Northeast...Ana will bring some impacts to Hawaii...Gonzalo will be a disaster to Bermuda.
The band of heavy rains and storms will continue to move east and could get severe in New England.