It was an extremely busy week and weekend and this coming week certainly won’t disappoint. We’re tracking a very potent storm, Eastern warmth, Southeast showers, and California snow. Below, you’ll find the details on these four different weather events that the WeatherOptics team will be honing in on this week plus more.

Very Potent Storm:

The models for days now have been honing in on the potential development of a rapidly-strengthening storm that may form over the Midwest and track east toward the Northeast coast. This storm will bring snow, rain, and high winds, and the forecast turns very interesting once it moves off the East Coast by the weekend. Depending on where it tracks, significant snowfall for parts of the Northeast is possible along with coastal flooding due to higher than normal tides and a strong fetch of wind.

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Eastern Warmth:

Before a pattern change takes place around the first weekend of March, the warmth will continue to take hold east of the Rocky Mountains. We don’t think there will be any record heat, but a dominating ridge of high pressure will keep the region mainly ten to twenty degrees above average, especially in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

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Southeast Showers:

The final storm of this streak, which brought flooding rains to portions of the middle of the country, will finally move toward the East Coast and eventually out of the United States Sunday night, and its associated cold front will clear its precipitation with it. In the Southeast and Gulf Coast, however, a secondary area of low pressure will keep the showers and storms around through Monday night.

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California Snow:

The Sierra Nevada and the northern mountains of California received some snow the past week, but multiple rounds of heavy snow are likely ahead during the new week. The first rounds of will arrive Monday into Tuesday, dropping mainly up to half a foot of snow, but it is the second round that appears to be more potent. That second round will move in by the weekend, where several feet is possible. Get the skis ready!

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Jackson is COO and Head of Content and Strategy of WeatherOptics. He also designed his own website and created the local company, Jackson's Weather. He has been forecasting the weather for southwestern Connecticut since March of 2015. He is currently a senior in high school and will major in Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism at the University of Miami in Fall 2018.

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