Chilly air is back in the South, but it won't be around for long. A warmup ahead of the next significant storm to deal with next week means another severe storm threat.
A 1-2 punch of storms will hit the South early in the week, the second one will be the big one, bringing a severe threat to a large part of the region. Some areas will be cold enough for snow and ice, too, at least for a time.
We have three storms to deal with through the middle of next week; none have much cold air to work with, but there will be some severe storm worries. Behind the storminess, colder air will return.
This weekend is looking mainly warm and mainly quiet, but then a series of storms will affect us next week. As colder air returns next week, a few places may see some ice and snow while some others see severe storms.
Warmer air will be spreading east out of Texas the next few days, so look for a warmup and general quiet through this weekend. But, winter's still not over.
The Southeast will have a cold weekend while it's not bad for most places west of the Mississippi. A storm early next week has potential to cause snow and ice for some.
Cold air will rule the Southeast for a while with areas west of the Mississippi getting a glancing blow or outright warm. There is potential for a winter storm early next week.
The rest of the week will be cold and this weekend is looking very cold as arctic air moves in. With so much cold air available, there will be snow to talk about, too. West of the Mississippi, warmth will hold on in many areas.
Here's an update on the severe storm and tornado risk for the first part of the week. Behind the stormy weather, it will turn colder again.
A powerful storm will bring severe storms to parts of the South though the first part of the workweek, then much colder air arrives behind the storm. Opportunities for snow and ice will follow.