Cold continues with renewed snow chance overnight; warm-up on track for Thanksgiving

WINTER PATTERN CONTINUES

Snow cover Monday morning was measured at 26.5 percent of the continental U.S. That ranks second most for this date since these records began 15 years ago. Only 2014 was greater at 38.4 percent.

Have you noticed, we've turned cold? It’s a stunning reversal considering that by early October we were experiencing the warmest autumn on record with nearly 75 percent of the days ABOVE normal.

That ended on October 11 – and since that date it has been one of the coldest stretches for the calendar dates.

The cold NOVEMBRRR rolls along and today marked the 13th straight day below normal.

Snow showers accompany a minor system that rides the jet stream into the state later tonight. Snow showers could whiten roof tops, grassy areas and cars but roads will only be wet.

We are still on track for a warm up. That starts with getting some sunshine out. The improvements really get underway starting Wednesday. It is still looking milder for Thanksgiving and even warmer through the long holiday weekend. Most important, a STORM-FREE nation for the big travel day Wednesday.