It looks as though the front crossing the middle Mississippi Valley will be able to cause some severe storms tonight after all. That could include some tornadoes. The front may also trigger a few bad storms toward the East Coast tomorrow as well.
The good news is that it looks mostly quiet for a while in the wake of the front, and the air mass behind the front doesn't look terribly cold ... and will mostly be aimed at the eastern part of the country, so it will warm up again quickly in Texas.
Paul is falling apart near Baja California while Rafael is pulling away from Bermuda into the North Atlantic.
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One more cold blast will undercut rich moisture surging north to create a major soaking for many areas this week, with ice and snow developing as well. Another storm for early next week bears watching.
I just have a few brief words about the situation coming up next week.
After one more batch of snow mainly in the Plains through Saturday, we will see a nice warmup, but it won't last. Soaking rain, maybe bad thunderstorms, will accompany a sharp cold front next week.
The next 2-3 days will still be cold, but a temporary warmup is coming. Some areas will get pretty toasty. Warmer air surging in will bring other problems, like possible severe weather.
This morning's storm overperformed, could the next storm coming Wednesday night overperform as well? Fro some, maybe. Don't forget a good soaking coming to areas south of the snow.
We have two snow and ice events to deal with. One is a smaller one tonight and tomorrow, the second one more substantial for Wednesday night and Thursday.