The same storm system socking the Northwest with drenching rain and heavy mountain snow today will usher a shot of cooler air into the West over the next few days. Late on Wednesday into Thursday a disturbance will spark showers over the Southwest.
Any rain that does fall could wash residue oil to the surface of area roadways, making them slick. Travelers along portions of Interstates 70, 40, 10, 25 and 17 should use caution while driving on the wet roads.
During the weekend and on Monday, record-breaking warmth gripped the Southwest, with high temperature records falling in many cities and towns including Los Angeles, Calif., Phoenix, Flagstaff and Yuma, Ariz., Winnemucca, Nev., and Navajo, N.M. The mild temperatures will fall away over the next few days as a cold front passes through.
Thermometers surging as much as 5 to 10 degrees above normal today will be replaced by below-average temperatures as the week comes to a close.
A change in the weather pattern will turn off arctic air invasions and allow the March sun to go to work over much of the central and northeastern United States next week.
People across the Midwest and Northeast will be bundling up as the first week of March comes to a close due to a southward push of arctic air.
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A spring fever alert is being issued for the United Kingdom and western Europe this weekend with April-like warmth set to surge in.
Afghanistan, Pakistan and India will once again become the target of another storm, complete with snow, potentially flooding rain and thunderstorms.
In the wake of a storm that brought heavy snow to the southern New England coast on Thursday, milder air will follow by next week around Boston.
Eastern U.S. (1872)
Modern March cold wave: 3 degrees in eastern New York City -- lowest ever in March; Washington, DC, 6 degrees -- latest ever below 10 degrees; Philadelphia, PA, 5 degrees -- March record.
Honolulu, HI (1958)
17.41" of rain. Greatest 24 hour in city's history.
Richmond, VA (1962)
(5th-7th) 15.2" of snow, 6th biggest on record.