Posted October 14, 2018 7:43 p.m. EDT
A cold front will push into much of the Northeast and Ohio Valley on Monday, bringing periodic showers from Maine to Kentucky. Ahead of the wet weather, higher temperatures are expected, especially in the Middle Atlantic region. Breezy conditions will follow showers in the Great Lakes states.
Much of the Southeast will remain dry thanks to a high pressure system. Spotty showers or thunderstorms could move into areas in Florida as well as eastern Louisiana, especially during the evening hours.
There will be periodic showers across Texas, Arkansas and southern Oklahoma. At times, these showers can be heavy and cause flooding. Cool air will filter in behind these showers, possibly allowing for some snowflakes to occur in western Texas and New Mexico, mainly during the morning.
The central and northern Plains, the Rockies and the rest of the West will remain dry, thanks to a high pressure system from Colorado. Santa Ana winds will be present in Southern California throughout the day. These windy conditions will bring a high fire danger for much of the state.
Focus: Much Colder in Texas This Week
Temperatures around 50 degrees will follow cooler air into Texas on Monday. Temperatures will remain in the 40s in the areas west and north of Interstate 35. Near-record lows will be reached early Tuesday across the region.