1. I added my Facebook feed below the video as to update more quickly.
2. The wave of low pressure coming northeast has certainly done its dirty work across the lower Mississippi Valley. Many areas have had snow and ice, and I have seen amounts of 4-10 inches from northeastern Oklahoma to southern Indiana. The snow and ice will end from southwest to northeast today as the the storm heads northeastward.
3. As the storm comes northeastward, we have tremendous heat and humidity sitting across the Carolinas into Virginia. The storm is going to tap that warmth and humidity, and the snow will become more convective in nature and trend toward the front. Don't be surprised if you see lightning during the snow from southwestern Pennsylvania into New England. Thunderstorms will certainly move across Virginia into southern New Jersey tonight.
4. Sunday, the next snow and ice event will hit western parts of Virginia into central Pennsylvania and southern New York. That area could see significant icing and a few inches of snow. The Plains, Midwest and western Great Lakes will have up to 30:1 ratio snows which means fluff snow of 2-5 inches.
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.