Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Nov. 11
A mild and mostly pleasant Tuesday is in store across the region, with highs in the 50s and 60s across the I-95 corridor and a fair bit of sunshine across the region. By Wednesday, however, big changes arrive with a quick-moving cold front. The front won’t produce much in the way of precipitation, with a few quick showers possible, but it will bring in a significantly colder air mass, with highs struggling to get out of the 30s and 40s through the upcoming weekend.
The big Arctic cold front moves through the region on Tuesday, bringing a few showers (nothing significant), but the temperature contrast will be stark. Highs go from the 60s and 70s down to the 30s and 40s region-wide by Wednesday, except for coastal regions. Our next chance for any precipitation doesn’t arrive until the second half of the weekend, at the earliest, and things will also stay mostly cold in the region until next week.
A few showers move into Mississippi and Alabama ahead of our next cold front on Tuesday, but the greatest impact will be a major change in temperature over the next few days. Highs will struggle to hit 50 in Atlanta and Jackson, Mississippi for the middle and end of the week, once the cold front moves through. Aside from the cold weather, though, the skies look mostly clear into the weekend.
The cold front bringing arctic air to much of the country will push south and east of the Central Plains today leaving behind some chilly air. Much of Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa will start today off in the teens/20s while Missouri will see slightly warmer temperatures this morning in the 30s/40s. Expect falling temperatures through the day in Missouri due to the cold air filtering through here last. Most areas throughout the Central Plains will be cold and mainly dry with highs in the 20s/30s under variable clouds.
A low pressure system moving east across the region will continue to bring frigid air and snow to the region. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories continue for much of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the U.P. of Michigan through the day. Storm totals could be as high as a foot and a half in some parts of northern Wisconsin and Michigan. A bit of rain and slush will mix in near the center of low pressure and farther south along the cold front. Once the system passes, temperatures will drop drastically. That means many locations will likely see their highs in the mornings, with temperatures plummeting into the afternoon.
Bitter cold continues for the High Plains. Some lingering snow will keep a few Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories around, but otherwise, snow will be tapering off through the day. Frigid air and strong winds will be sticking around, prompting Wind Chill Warnings, Watches, and Advisories for most of Montana and Wyoming into Wednesday. Lows this morning will mainly be in the single digits above and below zero, with just a few spots in the teens. Feels like temperatures could be as low as -40°. Afternoon highs will be in the single digits and teens.
Parts of Colorado will be dealing with clouds and periods of snow today while the rest of the Four Corners region looks to be nice and dry. Morning lows will be very cold across Colorado in the teens/20s with 30s/40s expected this morning across much of New Mexico and Utah plus northern Arizona. Southern Arizona will see more comfortable morning temperatures in the 50s. Highs today will range from the teens in Denver to the 40s in Salt Lake City to the 70s in Las Cruces to the 80s in Phoenix.
Clouds will build in off the coast through the day, but otherwise the region is looking sunny and dry. A front stalled out across Nevada will bring in some cool air to northern parts of the state. Morning lows will drop back into the teens and 20s and highs will only reach the 50s. South of the front and in California, lows will be in the 40s, 50s and 60s. Highs will hit the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
A ridge of high pressure will keep the weather nice and quiet across the Northwest today. Most areas will enjoy plenty of sunshine. It’ll be a cold start to the day with morning lows in the teens/20s east of the Cascades of Washington and Oregon east into Idaho while the coastline and I-25 corridor will be in the 30s/40s. Expect afternoon highs in the 40s/50s west of the Cascades while areas east of the mountains remain cold in the 20s/30s.