1. Probably the last real shot of cold air will move across the northern tier of the country the next two days. Once the cold air moves it, spring will come in and warmth should dominate for a few weeks. The cold air coming across the Great Lakes will mean a last shot of lake-effect snows for areas of the northern and eastern Great Lakes. We also have a clipper that will move across these areas, enhancing the lake snows and flurries Friday. By Sunday, the cold air will be gone and temps will be off to the races.
2. I downplayed the severe storms in the area shown on the map. There is a lot of cloud cover and storms already have developed which will hold down the heating and the storm potential. I think most of the storms will be heavy rain and gusty wind producers.
Storms will continue to roam along the front today. Some of the storms will become severe. More storms will hit the Upper Midwest Sunday.
The pattern will produce heavy thunderstorms each day as trhe trough remains in the eastern part of the country.
Storms will develop under the trough today, Some of the storms will be heavy at times with gusty winds and hail
Severe storms with damaging winds and hail will hit parts of the Ohio Valley today. The heat wave continues this week in the West.
An unusual storm will bring severe weather today and signifcant flooding potential for Saturday.
Active through this weekend with severe weather and heavy rains. Floodin may become an issue by Saturday.