Updated p.m. Sunday 30 January
Extended outlooks are more general in nature than the daily short term forecasts. Beyond a week, there is often significant uncertainty in the location and intensity of specific weather events. I will note where there is less, or greater, confidence than normal in these extended outlooks.
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Here is the latest short term weather forecast.
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- Next major storm develops over the Southern Plains Tuesday night, bringing heavy rain and the possibility of severe weather to the south and a rain, snow, freezing rain mix to much of the remainder of the Central and Eastern U.S.
- Cold snap for Texas Wednesday night through Saturday morning. Be prepared for nights in the teens or lower, and days remaining at or below freezing.
- California remains dry through mid-February; the western U.S. as a whole is drier and warmer than normal.
Outlook for Tuesday – Thursday 1-3 February:
— Next storm develops over the Southern Plains Tuesday night. This system will become the major weather-maker for this coming week.
— By Wednesday afternoon there will be snow from the Central Rockies to the Great Lakes,
— Rain from TX to the Ohio River Valley,
— and Freezing Rain from Oklahoma to Ohio
— This system becomes a major storm by Thursday
— Heavy rain and possible severe weather over the Deep South.
— Rain into the Appalachians, Northeast and southern New England
— Snow over the Midwest, northern NY, and northern New England.
— Cold over TX from Wednesday night through Saturday morning. Low temperatures in the teens and single digits.
Outlook for Friday – Sunday 4-6 February:
— On Friday, rain will change to snow over the Ohio River Valley, PA, NY and New England, probably undergoing a transition period of freezing rain.
— Rain for the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic States and along the East Coast to Boston.
— Relatively quiet upcoming weekend, weather-wise. Cooler than normal over Tx, the South and East; warmer than average over the Northern Plains.
Here are the temperature, precipitation and snowfall outlooks for Tuesday – Sunday 1-6 February
Here is the temperature and precipitation outlooks for Saturday – Wednesday 5-9 February
Here is the temperature and precipitation outlooks for Monday – Sunday 7-13 February