The coldest air of the season and spotty snow has settled into the East and South, making many people wonder if the wintry weather will stick around for long.
The wave of arctic air that settled into the East and South Tuesday is not a sign of how the weather will play out for the balance of the month.
Temperatures will rebound from West to East later this week and will end with near- to above-average readings by the weekend for most areas from the Mississippi Valley to the Atlantic coast.
@ellsween tweeted: "As much as I want to make fun of all the people with snow and cold weather in the Midwest, I secretly am really jealous."
The seeds of the warmup are already beginning over the northern Plains and will expand into the Midwest Wednesday and the Northeast on Thursday. The initial warmup in these areas will be accompanied by gusty winds, which will be rather harsh at first.
By the weekend, high temperatures in the 50s will be common from the central Plains to the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic, with highs in the 60s over much of the interior South and a return of 70-degree readings along the Gulf coast.
Initially, the warmup will be free of precipitation in most areas. However, as moisture is drawn northward from the Gulf of Mexico, rain showers will erupt over parts of the Plains and Mississippi Valley Saturday. Rainfall will then swing eastward Saturday night, reaching the Appalachians and parts of the East Coast on Sunday.
While another shot of cold air will progress to the South and East during next week the pattern by the week of Thanksgiving will favor some snow and cold conditions for parts of the West and northern Plains with mild air in the South, much of the Midwest and along the Atlantic Seaboard.
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