Global Forecast System - Near-Surface Temperature Anomaly - Next 7 Days
🥶 Autumn’s first meaningful cold air mass will slide southeastward into the High Plains, Midwest, Great Lakes, and Ohio Valley next week, and into the Northeast by next weekend. The big chill will also impact the Mississippi and Tennessee Valley's with unseasonably cold daytime highs and lows!

❄ With a general lack of snow cover across the U.S. and only it being early November, the air mass will moderate fairly quickly. Before it does, many areas will experience several days of 10 to 15 degrees below normal temperatures. This push of cold air is the first piece of the puzzle, which we expect to gradually grow into a more sustainable winter pattern over next few weeks.
A developing low in the Mid-Atlantic region late next week could deliver Wintry weather to the east.
❄ On the cold side of the midweek trough, a modest snow event is expected from the central Rockies into the western High Plains. These areas should receive several inches of snowfall by the end of the week.  Even parts of the Oklahoma and Texas panhandle could see measurable snow. The first flakes of the season could also be seen in parts of the Ohio Valley, Appalachia, and the Northeast as well, but any accumulations are expected to be light as a weather system develops in the Mid-Atlantic region early next weekend.

Once the trough sweeps through the eastern United States, many areas north of I-20 should have frost and freeze advisories by the latter half of the work week. We will also continue tracking snow chances through the week ahead.

Winter might not be here, yet, but next week should make many realize that it is on the doorstep!

☀️ This Forecast is provided by the SWC Forecast Team
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