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.
The cold front will move through the East today and bring colder weather Friday and Saturday.
Severe storms will hit the southern Plains today. This is the start of severe weather season.
Severe storms will develop today and Wednesday. Impacts will be hail and damaging winds.
Severe storms Tuesday and Wednesday. Snow in the Ohio Valley Today. Cold stays around into April.
Snow through this evening. Cold weather will return next week and may stick around into April.
The first day of spring is Friday, but snow is in the forecast for the mid-Atlantic.