Three storms systems are impacting the nation and this will create plenty of travel headaches into this weekend. Blizzard conditions are possible in the Southwest and Upper Midwest, with heavy rain from the Middle Atlantic to the Southeast. Give yourself plenty of extra travel time and consider rearranging your travel plans!
Friday December 28:
A winter storm will exit the northern Great Lakes today (Friday) but still produce snow back through the Upper Midwest. The snow from the previous day will still be left on the ground and blowing around places such as North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Minnesota! Heavy rain will stream from the Middle Atlantic to the Southeast with flooding possible. Heavy snow is possible in the Southwest, especially in New Mexico.
Here's how it looks on Saturday, the 29th of December:
On Saturday, the weather should calm quite a bit. We'll have some cold air sticking around to ensure the fresh snow doesn't melt. Overall compared to Wednesday, Thursday and Friday...Saturday looks pretty decent.
Sunday, December 30:
Much quieter weather is expected again over most of the nation Sunday and temperatures will start to rebound.
Monday, December 31st
A low pressure center moving through the southern Plains will bring a good chance for showers and thunderstorms to the middle of the nation. Colder readings will begin to filter across the North and West with areas of snow.
Tuesday, January 1st:
As we look into the New Year, snow will move across the Great Lakes with rain from the Middle Atlantic into the Southeast. Much colder temperatures will be felt from the northern Plains into the West.
Stay with WeatherNation for developments and details regarding the upcoming forecast.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier