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Multiple nor’easters are set to form this week while cooler than average temperatures impact much of the Lower 48. We’re monitoring that as well as the deadly California wildfires in this week’sĀ 5 Things to Watch. Deadly Wildfires: Several large wildfires have broken out across California within the past week, and they remain uncontrollable as above average temperatures, low humidity, and dry air continue to make for favorable conditions for these fires to grow even further. As of Monday morning, 31 people have died but over 200 people are reported missing as a result of these blazes. The forecast this Monday and Tuesday will continue to feature the extreme fire conditions, but the forecast does hint at better weather as the week progresses for the firefighters to battle these massive wildfires. Early-Week Nor’easter: A developing nor’easter, which will hug the Northeast coast, early-week is set to bring heavy rain to the…

Cold air has started to plague much of the United States as a trough of low pressure aloft has unleashed below average temperatures from the north. This has led to widespread temperatures cooler than average from the Rocky Mountains to the East Coast — and the long-range pattern suggests this cold isn’t going anywhere in the foreseeable future. This Thursday, highs will generally be 10 to 25 degrees below average in the central US, while temperatures are more like 5 degrees below normal to the east. The only areas that will remain warmer than normal will be along the immediate Gulf Coast, West Coast, and Florida. Actual high temperatures in the 70s and 80s in these areas will contrast widespread highs into 30s, 40s, and 50s elsewhere. On Friday, the chill will only intensify, with an area of temperatures greater than 30 degrees below average in the central Plains. That…

As a digging trough of low pressure works into the eastern US late-week, that will trigger the rapid but weak development of a low pressure near the Mid-Atlantic coast Friday night. After bringing a light snow to parts of the central Plains and Midwest, it will then usher in a round of potentially heavy snow to portions of the Great Lakes and the interior Northeast while rain falls closer to the coast. This comes as cold air intrudes most of the country by this weekend thanks to the trough. High temperatures will generally be 10-20 degrees below average, which will make conditions favorable for snow in numerous regions. On Thursday, we’ll begin to see a light to moderate snow break out across eastern Colorado into the central Plains. The “hotspot” for the greatest snowfall totals looks to be in central Kansas due to the combination of cold air and higher…