Colder air continues to settle across the nation’s mid-section in the wake of a departing storm .
A Freeze Warning is in effect for Thursday morning across the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.
Meanwhile, precipitation  will shift from the central Plains and the Midwest into the Northeast. Scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected across the South, in conjunction with a cold front.
By week’s end, mild weather will return to the Plains, while cooler-than-normal conditions will spread into the South and East.
During the weekend  and early next week, dry weather will prevail nearly nationwide.
The 6- to 10-day outlook  calls for above-normal temperatures from the eastern Plains to the Atlantic Seaboard, while near- to above-normal precipitation extends from the Pacific Coast to the Mississippi River.