Winter-like storm to impact the eastern-most Corn Belt


Winter-like storm to impact the eastern-most Corn Belt

During the next several days, a slow-moving storm system crossing the southern and eastern U.S. could produce rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches or more.

As cold air wraps into the storm’s circulation, wind-driven snow may accumulate— starting on Monday—across portions of the Ohio Valley, lower Great Lakes region, and central Appalachians. Meanwhile, a Pacific storm system will arrive in the Northeast early next week, delivering some rain and snow.

Most of the remainder of the country, including California, the Great Basin, the northern and central Plains, and the upper Midwest, will remain dry during the next 5 days. Wildfire concerns in southern California should gradually diminish but may return next week, while the freeze threat in California’s San Joaquin Valley will linger into the weekend.

Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook for the likelihood of near- or below-normal temperatures and precipitation across much of the country.

Warmer-than-normal weather will be limited to the northern Plains, upper Midwest, New England, and areas along and near the Pacific Coast, while wetter-than-normal conditions should be confined to the Gulf Coast region and portions of the Atlantic Coast States.