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.
Scenarios with our tropical system. Severe storms for the Midwest today.
We may see the tropics get active and produce a storm next week. We could see a storm approaching the US Gulf Coast by the Labor day weekend.
The pattern will bring heavy thunderstorms today and Wednesday. Video reviews the areas where the storms will hit.
No widespread severe weather just a few across the Midwest today.
The pattern is going to switch from the trough in the East to a trough in the West. That means warmth!
Trough in the East for now, but come changes are on the way for next week.