The cold weather pattern is coming back into the northern Plains, Great Lakes and Northeast. Cold will even get into the South, but it will do so in shots and not sustained cold weather. It would appear that the cold will last well into March and perhaps into early April before a break in the cold occurs. While we will have some spits of warm weather, the cold will be king through that time.
As for snow, it looks like several light snow events through the weekend with a bigger snow event possible next week for areas from the Plains to the mid-Atlantic. The storm that produces the snow will bring rain to California first and may also bring severe weather to the southern Plains and South next week as well.
Heat builds into the East while the rain continues for the Pacific Northwest.
Erika will have many issues this weekend includng tracking over the islands with big mountains.
Erika will track into the Bahamas and may intensify early next week. Track could bring it close to the U.S.
Erika's path and intensity over the next five days is the concern of the day.
We continue to watch the tropics as now we have a new storm.
The weather this week across the country will be calm, but we still have Danny out there lurking later this week.