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Warmth is on the way for portions of the Midwest and Northeast currently clenched by the bitter grip of arctic cold. But the reprieve will come with a price. Heavy rain will sweep across the eastern half of the country Tuesday through early Thursday just as Gulf of Mexico warmth nips away at the cold. The warmth won’t stick around long though. Displaced but not disbanded, frigid air will immediately trail the rain. The cold will pour southeastward with haste as precipitation will not necessarily finish upon its arrival, prompting rain to transition to snow for much of the Midwest and inland portions of the Northeast. The cross-country storm originated as low pressure in the northern Pacific Ocean that reached North America early Sunday morning. It spread heavy snow across the Pacific Northwest and the Rocky Mountains before emerging in the central Plains Monday as an intensifying snowstorm capable of…

After a powerful snowstorm that dumped one to two feet of snow plus a thick glaze of ice over much of the Northeast this weekend, many winter-weary residents would have hoped for a reprieve. Alas, frequent arctic shots and snow chances are critical characteristics of the new polar regime. The next chance for snow could arrive as soon as Wednesday for portions of the inland Northeast. Though this could be a mostly rain event for coastal portions of the region, additional injections of arctic air will continue through the weekend, with snow chances trailing just behind.This is your Sunday Storm. The coldest air of the season was cascading across the Eastern US on the heels of the weekend winter storm as of Sunday afternoon. Low temperatures across the southern Ohio Valley and the Northeast from Portland, ME to Wilmington, DE Sunday night will bottom out in the single digits. A…

The long-advertised change to a cold and snowy wintry pattern for the eastern half of the country is finally poised to arrive this weekend. Inaugurating the change will be a significant cross-country winter storm expected to impact a corridor from northern California to the Northeast. But before this storm takes shape, a weaker system will clear a path for it across the Midwest and Northeast between Thursday and Friday. The path and intensity of this weaker system will ultimately decide the fate of the potentially more significant weekend storm. The behavior of the jet stream will set the storm path and intensity. Split into a northern and southern branch, each branch will contribute in some way to the weekend storm. The northern branch will supply the cold while the southern branch will supply the initial disturbance. The disturbance will develop from enhanced energy from the Pacific decelerating over California’s Sierra-Nevada…