Wintertime is coming! But it might be a little more rainy than snowy to a large part of the United States about a week from now. And, some strong thunderstorms, gusty winds, and ice may also impact parts of the South and Midwest.
Looks to kick off on Saturday afternoon through the Desert Southwest, then track slowly east. Strong Gulf of Mexico flow will pump abundant moisture into much of the south, further fueling the storm as it travels northeast from Central Texas.
Right now, it looks like the snow line, will be about 2500-3000ft through the Southern Plains, and will gradually move north-northeast from the Texas Panhandle (as far south as Midland & Van Horn) on Sunday afternoon to Lake Superior on Monday overnight into Tuesday. Much of the precipitation you see depicted in the figure below will be rainfall through the South and the Midwest,...upwards of 8-10 inches in some places.
Stay tuned for updates!
Dan Schreiber is an operational meteorologist, with experience