Weather report: Cold and dry on the Plains

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In the West, a few snow showers linger across the southern Rockies. Elsewhere, dry weather accompanies a warming trend. In California and the Southwest, the recently ended storm slowed or halted fieldwork but provided some relief from long-term drought.

On the Plains, cold, dry weather prevails in the wake of a departing storm, except for some lingering precipitation (rain and freezing rain) in eastern sections of Oklahoma and Texas. In Oklahoma, early-morning snow depths include 3 inches in Lawton and 1 inch in Oklahoma City. Farther north, temperatures are starting to rebound from weekend readings that dipped to -10°F or below across northern North Dakota.

In the Corn Belt
, a band of light snow stretches from Michigan to Iowa. Elsewhere, cold, dry weather favors late-season harvest efforts, especially where soils have frozen. However, the early-season cold spell is also increasing stress on livestock.

In the South, freezing rain is causing hazardous travel conditions in much of Arkansas. Meanwhile, a cold rain is spreading from eastern Texas into Louisiana. In advance of the approaching storm, cold, dry weather prevails in the Southeast.

Outlook: A vigorous, slow-moving storm system will continue to disrupt pre-holiday travel, especially across the South and East. For the remainder of today, freezing rain could cause travel and electrical disruptions in the Mid- South. On Tuesday, the threat for significant freezing rain will shift to the eastern slopes of the Appalachians. Meanwhile, heavy snow can be expected on November 26-27 from the middle Ohio Valley into the lower Great Lakes region. In the storm’s wake, a period of tranquil weather will prevail nearly nationwide, although cold weather will persist across the eastern half of the U.S. Thanksgiving Day (November 28) will be mostly dry nationwide, with mild weather expanding across the West. The NWS 6- to 10-day outlook for November 30 – December 4 calls for near- to below-normal temperatures across the majority of the nation, while warmer-thannormal weather will be confined to southern Texas and areas west of the Rockies. Meanwhile, above-normal precipitation in the Deep South and across much of the nation’s northern tier will contrast with drier-than-normal conditions in Oregon, northern California, and the northern Great Basin.

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