A range of wintry weather...
A disturbance will shift southeastward Thursday morning bringing with it a wintry range of precipitation. Snow totals of 2 to 3 inches can be expected along and north of Interstate 74, with locally higher amounts. Farther south, ice accumulations of less than a quarter of an inch can be expected; certainly enough to affect the drive into work or school.
Elsewhere, much colder weather will overspread the western half of the U.S. In addition, stormy weather will expand across the West, with 3 to 6 inches of precipitation possible by week’s end in parts of northern and central California and the Pacific Northwest.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for colder-than-normal weather from the lower and middle Mississippi Valley to the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic States.