The same basic elements that birthed a major storm over the southern Plains at the end of last week will spawn another in about the same area during the middle of this week. Right now, it appears that Texas is really going to get soaked Wednesday. Unlike the last storm, however, any snow or ice across the southern Plains will be very limited due to a lack of cold air over the region.

This storm will slide through the Gulf states Thursday then impact the eastern part of the country Friday and Saturday. Here, the system will encounter colder air, and the rain that moves up from the south will turn to snow. Right now, the most likely area for a significant snow accumulation Friday and Saturday is from eastern Kentucky across the Virginias into Delaware which is much like what happened this past Saturday.

Could this be another big winter storm for the central Atlantic region? The answer to that is yes it could, and right about Wednesday we will start producing detailed snowfall forecasts on the system.

Story by Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.