|Maximum temperatures ending at 7:00 p.m. CDT March 11, 2014|
By the time Wednesday morning rolls around things will look and feel much different. A cold front dropped south through the central U.S. this afternoon. and a wave of low pressure is moving along that front. Showers and thunderstorms broke out this evening across Missouri and Illinois, and in the cold air further west snow was falling.
|Surface map at 7:00 p.m. CDT March 11, 2014|
Overnight the rain will change to snow and a band of 4 to 6 inches of snow or more is expected from north central Illinois east-northeast across southern Michigan and through much of New York into New England.
|Probabilities for 4, 8, and 12 inches of snow, and for >+0.25 inch icing|
from 7:00 p.m. CDT March 11 to 7:00 p.m. CDT March 12
The good news is that this will be followed by another warming trend by the end of the week in the central U.S. However, that will be short-lived as another cold front plunges south and returns temperatures in the eastern half of the U.S. to as much as 8 to 10 degrees below normal.
|Maximum temperature departure from normal forecast for Monday, March 17.|