Colder temperatures and the chance of snow will follow behind the rain storm that soaked the Northeast this weekend. Travel delays will abound throughout the region as the major weather maker ushers in wintry conditions.
Here is what you need to know about the weather forecast in the coming days in the Northeast and beyond.
Snow to Fire Up Behind Massive Rain Storm Impacting the East
It has been a soggy weekend for the eastern half of the U.S. But while it has been wet, unseasonably warm temperatures have kept the precipitation falling as rain rather than snow for most of the region.
The mercury will begin to fall late Sunday across parts of the eastern Great Lakes, the Appalachians, and the interior Northeast.
The arrival of the colder temperatures is forecast to happen just as the moisture is wrapping up, meaning that some of this rain could turn to snow heading into Monday. Several inches of snow are in the forecast for a large area stretching from Tennessee and up into the upper reaches of New England.
In a normal weather pattern, the arrival of a cold front usually brings about an end to the precipitation. However, the moisture with this system is forecast to stick around even after the cold front moves through, making it possible that some of the rain will turn to snow.
The extent of the wintry conditions will be determined by when exactly the front pushes through and how much moisture is still left in the area when this happens.