A much more active week in weather is ahead for the nation overall. We have 5 things we’re watching for you this week in the weather department:

Cold Blast:

A blast of cold air originating from the Arctic will begin to invade portions of the country on Monday. It will reach the East Coast by the end of this week, dropping high temperatures as low as 30 degrees below average for the Eastern U.S..

View the full story on the pattern change here.

Colorado Low Develops:

An area of low pressure will develop over Colorado on Monday, moving northeast while strengthening. This storm will bring snow to the Northern Plains and into the Midwest while its cold front drops rain to the East.

We’ll have a full, detailed look at this storm later today.

Western Warmth:

While a trough builds into the East this week, what goes down must come up, and that will be in the form of a ridge. Therefore, temperatures will be way above average under that ridge out West.

We’ll have the details on this warmth on Monday.

Southwest Fire Threat:

Along with the warm up for the West is the risk for wildfires in Southern California, including Los Angeles down south to the San Diego area. The combination of low humidity and strong, Santa Ana winds will make conditions prime for fires.

We’ll have the details on the fire threat on Monday.

Potential Nor’easter:

The models have lately been honing in on the potential development of a nor’easter on Friday, which would bring snow to portions of the Northeast. The uncertainty is very low but not zero, forcing us to monitor this storm risk closely.

We’ll have the details on this storm later today or on Monday.


Jackson is Head of Content at WeatherOptics and produces several forecasts and manages all social media platforms. Previously, Jackson forecasted local weather for southwestern Connecticut, founding his website, Jackson's Weather, in the March of 2015. He is currently studying Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism at the University of Miami.

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