A strong storm system to the southeast will slowly track northeastward, bringing periods of rain today. As the system begins to move away, a stout northerly wind will usher-in cold air and change the rain to a brief period of wet snow this evening. Accumulations on colder surfaces of an inch or less is possible, and mostly confined to areas near or just east of Interstate 57. Elsewhere, during the second half of the week, sharply colder air will arrive in the western and central U.S., while rain and snow showers will develop from the Four- Corners States to the southern Plains.
Looking ahead, the 6- to 10-day outlook calls for colder-than-normal weather nationwide, except for near- to above-normal temperatures from the upper Midwest into the Northeast.