Severe weather will be the big story today and Saturday. The map below shows the area of severe weather for today and Saturday, and if you notice, I put in an area of TS4 storms because of the wind damage and tornado potential in both areas. In most cases, the impacts will be gusty winds and hail as the storms blow on through any particular area.
The front that is coming through will be followed be a big fall high. For many people in the East, this means a spell of very nice weather next week. However, an old rule of thumb, big highs that come down in the fall can add spin to a stalled front in the tropics and cause development of a storm. That might be the case late next week somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico or Southeast coast.
Speaking of the Gulf of Mexico, a system in the Gulf is having a hard time developing, but it will eventually be pushed across Florida as the front comes through the later part of the weekend. That system will cause locally heavy rains in central and northern Florida Sunday into early Monday.
Models remain out of sorts on the storm next week. There will be one with some snow.
Severe weather to start the day... Icy weather tonight... Next week's storm. A lot going on.
Changes are coming but slowly. A little ice Thursday night into Friday morning.
Ice for parts of Texas to Mississippi...Solution on storm next week seems to be out there again.
Snow will wind down this evening but not after giving over 6 inches to many places.
A major snowstorm will hit the Midwest into southern New England while severe storms hit the southern Mississippi valley.