It's been a very nice weekend with sunshine and mild temperatures. Sunday temperatures topped out in the upper 40s which is right on target for late February. We have one more warm day before we go back to Winter. A strong storm system rolling across the Plains States will be in the headlines over the next few days. A blizzard is expected to dump up to 20 inches of snow on northern TX, OK, KS, and MO. While it will temporarily shut down parts of the Mid-West and Plains, the storm system will slowly weaken as it moves our way.
Winds will begin cranking up late Monday as clouds begin to move in. Rain is expected to arrive pre-dawn Tuesday with storms possible. Temperatures will start out in the 40s then take a dive by Tuesday night. There is a chance rain could change to snow or a wintry mix as the cold front passes. That front will set the stage for an active week as several disturbances bring moisture to the region. With cold air already in place, we could see periods of snow showers or a mix of rain and snow beginning on Wednesday.
Computer models are starting to agree on a deep trough dipping all the way to Florida keeping the region under freezing temperatures through the weekend. We can expect wintry weather off and on during this time with some accumulations possible.
The bottom line is enjoy Monday because we're not done with Winter yet.
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