Cold for now...then moderation
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.
Elsewhere, unsettled weather will persist in the West Coast States, where an additional 2 to 4 inches of rain (and melted snow) could fall, while another round of snow may affect the southern Plains on February 25-26.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for near- to below-normal temperatures across much of the Nation