Another winter storm ahead from the southern Plains to the eastern Corn Belt
For the remainder of Wednesday, rain showers in the eastern U.S. will gradually end. Meanwhile, a storm emerging from the Southwest will produce locally heavy snow in the Four Corners States and wintry precipitation from the southern Plains into the mid-South.
On Thursday, storm impacts across the nation’s mid-section will reach peak intensity. For example, snow will blanket the central Plains and upper Midwest; sleet and freezing rain will extend from the mid-South to the mid-Atlantic; and heavy rain may cause additional flooding in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. Heavy snow should linger through Friday in parts of the Northeast.
In the storm’s wake, cool, dry weather will cover much of the country, although precipitation may linger across the South. During the weekend, precipitation will spread inland in the Pacific Northwest.
Freezes may occur on multiple nights in some of California’s key winter agricultural regions, including the San Joaquin Valley.