A major storm will cross the country late this weekend through Monday. The storm will hit California with heavy rains first Friday into Saturday, then move into the Plains where severe weather will occur and heavy snow will develop. I would recommend reading Ken Clark's blog on the impacts to California. He focuses on the West Coast weather and has great insights into the weather out there.
Severe weather will develop across eastern Texas into Louisiana and Mississippi late Sunday into Sunday night. Impacts will be damaging wind gusts, a few tornadoes and flash-flooding rain.
The image below is from the ECMWF model and shows the swath of snow from the Plains to the Northeast. The storm is the type that can bring heavy snows because of the thunderstorms moving north into the cold air. This is going to be quite a storm.
I thought it was funny to see the differences between the GFS and ECMWF forecast for late next week. The GFS remains cold while ECMWF goes to the warmth. The models are at the opposite end of the spectrum in regards to the extremes. I like the colder solution but probably not at the extreme as shown on the GFS.
We are seeing the SOI values crashing again as the El Nino continues to pulse. Weather should get active again next week.
The El Nino has crashed again which means extreme weather should return soon. Check out the video.
The winds will be damaging across the northern Plains today. Expect gusts over 60 mph!
The week will start stormy for the Northern Plains with severe weather followed by high winds.
Next week will start of with severe weather and will end with a tropical threat aong the East coasty.
We may see tornadoes across the northern Plains during the next 10 days.