1. I adjusted the snow map again for the storm Friday. Unless the models come out and say something totally different, this is what I am going with for the snow. I still think there will be a few surprises Friday as the high snow ratios play the game of locally higher amounts. You can see how that happens with last night's sneaky snow event where a tenth of an inch of liquid translated to 2-3 inches of snow. That's 20:1 to 30:1 ratios. So again, don't be surprised to see some local amounts up to 5 inches tomorrow.
2. The cold air will relax next week as we go into a warmer but stormy weather pattern. I urge you to watch the video for more specifics. The map below shows the area of possible ice and snow problems Sunday into Monday. I do think that parts of Illinois and Iowa could see a significant ice event before the warm air arrives. Speaking of warm air, by Tuesday, these areas could be in the 60s.
This will be an active day for severe weather with storms in the East and High Plains.
Heavy storms today across western Texas and the Ohio Valley. Video, I talk about how the pattern is going to change
The weather will be severe across the Plains this weekend as thunderstorms with hail, damaging winds, tornadoes and flooding rains develop.
Severe storms will develop across the eastern Carolina's today. Active severe weather pattern in the Plains this weekend.
Pattern continues to produce storms across Texas and the High Plains into the Holiday weekend. Eastern Carolina's get hit Thursday.
High Plains get hit again with heavy rains, severe storms and even snow. The weather should calm down later tomorrow.