A lot of messy weather can be expected the rest of the week as unusually-cold air spreads across much of the nation.
An early burst of snow was observed over the past 24-hours across parts of the Midwest.
Meanwhile, an area of low pressure will move along the cold front and enhance precipitation — rain, snow, and ice — over the central U.S. the next few days.
Right now, the axis for heaviest snow looks to extend from Kansas, across Northern Missouri, into Southeast Iowa and Northern Illinois.
A widespread soaking rain can be expected over much of the eastern U.S. with amounts generally in the 1- to 3-inch range.
By Thursday morning, sub-freezing temperatures will overspread most of the Midwest and even parts of the Deep South. Here are anticipated low temperatures Friday morning.