Record-breaking cold continues across eastern U.S., storm system bringing variety of weather hazards to parts of southern U.S.

“Bitterly-cold arctic air is setting numerous temperature records across the eastern U.S. and will keep temperatures well below normal on Friday. Meanwhile, a developing storm system will bring rain and thunderstorms to the lower Mississippi Valley and wintry weather to parts of the Ohio and Tennessee valleys on Friday into Saturday while warm and dry conditions will prevail across the western U.S.”

Here are the latest winter weather headlines that have been posted by the National Weather Service:

2.20.15 Winter Weather

Developing Winter Storm

Note how the storm takes shape over the central part of the country. Heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain will be a big issue over the next couple/few days.
















Precipitation Outlook

According to NOAA’s HPC, the 5 day precipitation outlook shows nearly 1″ to 3″+ precipitation potential over parts of the Middle Mississippi/Ohio/Tennessee River Valley.

2.20.15 NAT 5 day

Snowfall Potential

Here’s the snowfall potential through AM Monday…

2.20.15 NAT snow

Thanks for checking in and have a great weekend ahead! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @TNelsonWX

todd nelson proff