Areas impacted by the severe weather outbreak will have several days of sunny conditions as a zonal flow sets up across America’s heartland.
The storm system that produced heavy snow for the Upper Midwest and tornadic thunderstorms for areas from the Ohio Valley into the South quickly moved northeastward, leaving clear, crisp conditions for rescuers and recovery crews.
Meteorologists expect morning temperatures to start out around freezing during the next few days, and under sunny skies, afternoon highs are expected to make it into the 50s.
As the week progresses, forecast models show a warm-up will allow temperatures to climb well above average, again, for areas east of the Rocky Mountains.
The clear conditions are expected to last several days before the next chance or rainy weather moves back into the heartland.
Forecast models diverge on the timing and the strength of the next storm system, but meteorologists say rain could push into areas impacted by the recent severe weather by Thursday.