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.
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While waves of arctic air will continue to pour across the Great Lakes and New England this weekend, milder air will surge farther northward early this week.
The cold reprieve unfolding across the United States will not last long with waves of chilly air set to invade many parts of the country in the days leading up to Christmas.
Urduja, known globally as Kai-tak, will continue to unleash life-threatening flooding rain and mudslides as it slowly crosses the Philippines into Monday.
Winds will again kick up and become strong, raising the risk of rapidly spreading wildfires in Southern California through Sunday as firefighters continue to battle the historic Thomas Fire.
After an unseasonably quiet start to December in the northwestern United States, a significant storm will set its sights on the region spanning Tuesday to Wednesday.
Southern Vietnam and the Malay Peninsula are being put on alert for potential impacts from Tropical Storm Kai-tak later next week after it finishes lashing the Philippines.
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