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A powerful storm system will cross the South, bringing a threat for severe storms and flooding rains. It still looks as though the warm weather pattern will come to an end next week but will last the longest near the East Coast.
Three separate storm systems affecting the South over the next week will cause a lot of hail and the threat for severe storms. Parts of the Southeast might have an unusually bad outbreak for this time of year this weekend. These kinds of things can happen when it's unusually warm, though. At least there will be a good soaking rain over a lot of the South, which is still needed. Hopefully, flooding problems can be avoided.
Three separate storm systems affecting the South over the next week will cause a lot of hail and the threat for severe storms. Parts of the Southeast might have an unusually bad outbreak for this time of year this weekend.
With cold air in retreat for now, the concerns mostly involve thunderstorms rather than for winter weather this week. Some areas could see a lot of rain, too. A return to a chillier pattern will start this coming weekend or early in the following week.
An icy mess will continue in parts of the Plains and a storm coming in from Mexico will bring in another round of moisture Sunday to keep the ice buildup going. On the warm side of this storm, severe thunderstorms will be a concern over the next couple of days. Once we get past early week, it looks mild for several days with only weak storm systems moving through. However, winter certainly isn't over yet. The only question is how soon it will get cold again.
Cold air will stay mostly bottled up to our north through this weekend, though there remains some concern for ice and maybe even a lot of it in parts of the Plains Friday into Saturday. There will be some concern for heavy rain and perhaps severe storms this weekend and early next week as well.
Warmer air will spread across the South this week and it will get quite toasty in Texas and Florida again. However, late in the week, some colder air will muscle its way into the southern Plains and set the stage for some ice and snow. There is a potential for a serious ice storm, in fact.
The warmup is underway west of the Mississippi. The start of the workweek will be extremely cold, where snow is on the ground in the Southeast. However, a big warmup is coming and by the end of the week, some areas that had snow will be in the 70s! We won't see much in the way of rain this week.