1. Updated the snow map, but no major changes to the map. Just brought the heavier snow into Alabama and Mississippi where we have already seen up to 3 inches of snow. Convection should develop this morning, and that will only increase this afternoon, enhancing snow rates across eastern Tennessee, southeastern Kentucky, western North Carolina and southwestern Virginia. The 850 mb zero degree C line is slowly pressing south into the precip, and it will take to about after lunch before we see the heavy snow developing from north to south across Kentucky and Virginia. In the meantime, the heavy snow with the upper level low will continue to move north across northern Alabama into the western Carolinas. Don't be surprised to see thunder snow across the western Carolinas and maybe even northern Georgia this afternoon and evening. Heavy snow will continue into Virginia reaching the Maryland beaches tonight where 3-6 inches will fall.
2. Behind this storm, the first shot of very cold air will come in this weekend, and that's the start of the cold weather pattern that will continue right through February. Folks in the East that enjoyed a nice winter last year are going to wish it was like last year with the mild weather.
3. Tuesday, NAO will go slightly negative, so one has to worry about the storm forming along the coast and skirting coast areas from New Jersey to Massachusetts with some snow. It's too early to tell just how much and if it will occur, but it's on the my radar to watch.
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.