Severe weather will be the main weather worry for us this weekend. Spotty storms in West Texas overnight will spread east into Oklahoma and North Texas tomorrow. The worst of the tornado threat looks to be Saturday afternoon and night spreading east into Arkansas. The area between the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys appears to be the main area of concern for Sunday (though severe storms can hit north and south of there, too). Even on Monday, there can be some big storms from the Virginia Tidewater south to the Grand Strand ... farther west if the front ends up being slower than the models are showing.
The good news is that this storm crossing the eastern part of the country over the weekend will keep newly-formed Rafael well east of the East Coast. Unfortunately, it could be another hit for Bermuda.
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Thanksgiving through the weekend look wet, cold and generally nasty for many places west of the Mississippi; a surge of tropical moisture from Sandra will likely lead to some flooding.
The convergence of multiple weather features over the southern Plains will result in a soaking rain; as cold air arrives parts of Texas and Oklahoma will see some ice and snow!
True arctic air coming into the South will give many places the chilliest stretch of the season so far. But, the weekend and early next week look mostly dry. Will that hold for Thanksgiving?
A storm coming out of the Four Corners will cause high winds, tornadoes and flooding rains through at least Tuesday, perhaps even later, as it marches across the eastern two-thirds of the nation. The long range is looking colder.
We'll be dealing with another intense storm early next week, this one having more of an impact on the weather down south. Severe storms and flooding rains both look to be threats.
Caveat emptor: It's November.