Cold air and wintry are taking aim for part of the Rockies and Plains this week. Snow will also accompany the blast in some locations.
A push of cold air will drive southward along the eastern slopes of the Canada Rockies early this week.
Snow is most likely to fall over parts of the Canada Rockies and in some area farther east in Alberta Monday night and Tuesday.
From there, the cold push and at least spotty snow showers are likely to continue southward into Montana Tuesday night and Wednesday and the northern Plains of the United States Wednesday into Thursday.
The early-season outbreak will easily bring the chilliest weather of the season so far to these areas and will be accompanied by wind.
It is possible that some areas have daytime AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures in the 20s and 30s for a couple of days.
The chill from this particular outbreak will take some time to get to the Great Lakes region and may have to wait for another push to do so.
This projected pattern fits with the connection that approximately 7 to 14 days after tropical systems curve before hitting the coast of Asia in the Pacific, that colder air pushes into part of the northern U.S.
Tropical Storm Ewiniar did this last week this east of Japan and Jelawat is following suit this week.
This story was originally published on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 and has been updated.
Showers and thunderstorms threaten to interfere with Memorial Day festivities across more than half of the United States.
The best threat for severe weather late Saturday will be near the Red River Valley to Southeast Texas.
Rounds of heavy rain and strong thunderstorms will continue the threat of major flooding in the southern Plains through Memorial Day.
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer and it will definitely feel like it for the holiday and the following few days across the Northeast. However, that does not mean an end to shots of cooler air.
Beachgoers heading to the Southeast coast this Memorial Day holiday weekend are being put on alert for dangerous rip currents.
Warmth will make a comeback around the Boston area for the remainder of this Memorial Day holiday weekend, seemingly fitting for the unofficial start to summer.
Knoxville, TN (1807)
Hail 10" in circumference hail; a tornado went over the river, sucking fish out of the water.
Inland snowstorm from New Jersey to New England; 4" of snow at Berkshire County, MA.
Snowstorm across state; daytime accumulation of 4-6".