I wish I had good news for folks across the Great Lakes to the Northeast, but it would appear that winter is going to continue right into March. While we have a warmup coming this week, it will be brief and will take out only some of the snow cover across the Ohio Valley. I don't see all that much of the snow cover in the Appalachians and Northeast going away with the warmup coming which means we only add on to the snow cover with the next round of winter storms next week.
Below is the snow map for today's storm which will hit the Northeast with up to a foot of snow. Yep so what's new? More snow. Another weaker system will come through the same areas tomorrow with another 1-6 inches of snow and a wintry mix on the southern edge. The storms just keep adding on to the snow cover which is becoming more concerning with time for flooding if a sudden warmup hits. So far, there's no sign of any warmup, only more cold weather and snow through mid-March.
Severe weather is on tap for Thursday as a storm moves into the western Great Lakes. The impacts of the severe weather in the area shown on the map below will be widespread damaging wind gusts and a tornado threat for Tennessee into Mississippi and Louisiana.
It's severe weather time as storms hit the Plains today and spread into the Midwest Thursday.
Severe storms in the Plains...Hail storms possible in the Appalachians.
It's going to be an active week with severe weather as it starts today in the High Plains and spreads east.
The severe weather will return to the western states Saturday...Temperatures are in the 90s once again for the Plains.
The heat in the Plains will hit record levels the next couple of days.....Rain along the coast might be heavy at times...Storms return to the West.
Heavy rain is coming up the coast while heat develops in the High Plains.