A trio of weather systems will converge on the Northeast, resulting in a prolonged period of heavy precipitation and high winds. Late-week rainfall could total as much as 3 to 5 inches along the New England coast, while snowfall could reach 3 feet in parts of the interior Northeast.
Meanwhile, cold air will spill across the Plains, Midwest, and Southeast. By Friday morning, light freezes will be possible as far south as interior southern Florida.
Cold weather will prevail for the remainder of the week from the Plains to the East Coast, except for some late-week warmth across the nation’s southern tier. Relatively quiet weather will accompany the cold conditions, although snow squalls will continue downwind of the Great Lakes.
During the second half of the week, a snow storm will take shape across the northern and central Rockies and adjacent High Plains.
An extended period of challenging mid-winter weather expected across east-central Illinois.
Low pressure aloft will drop southeast out of the Dakotas, and move east across east-central Illinois on Tuesday. This will feature interact with a separate storm system moving in from the Southwest U.S., resulting in an extended period of snowfall through Tuesday night.
The storm system will intensify as it lifts northeast away from the area, causing blustery