Posted November 12, 2018 10:41 p.m. EST
Rain is expected to soak the Middle Atlantic region Tuesday morning before expanding to southeastern New England. Snow will develop over northern New England, northern and western New York and western Pennsylvania as colder air moves into the region.
Rain will linger from southeastern Virginia to North Florida. A few heavy and gusty thunderstorms are expected over Central and South Florida.
A storm is projected to develop over the Gulf of Mexico midweek, producing rain, ice and snow as it moves into the central and eastern states. Icy travel conditions are most likely to occur over the Interstate 81 corridor in the southern and central Appalachians.
As cold air passes over the Great Lakes region, lake-effect snow is projected to ramp up across much of Michigan. The snow will then spread to the lower Great Lakes late in the day. Cold air will extend south across the Plains, with freezing temperatures expected in parts of the Deep South.
Much of the West should remain dry, with warmth west of the Rockies. Winds will generally be light over much of the region, except in Southern California, where the risk of wildfire ignition and rapid spread will continue to be high.
FOCUS: California Outlook
Dry Santa Ana winds are expected to continue into Wednesday across parts of Southern California, which will keep the fire risk extremely high. Winds will diminish across central California, but it will remain very dry.