In the West, snow is falling across parts of the central and southern Rockies and the Intermountain region. Meanwhile, very cool, dry, breezy weather prevails in the Pacific Coast States.

On the Plains, mild, dry weather prevails across southern and eastern portions of the region. Meanwhile, rain and snow showers accompany a surge of sharply colder air across the northern and central High Plains. The return of stormy weather is again slowing winter wheat planting, emergence, and growth.

In the Corn Belt, rain is subsiding across the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region. Meanwhile, mild, dry weather favors a limited amount of corn and soybean harvesting in the western Corn Belt.

In the South, showers are ending along the southern Atlantic Coast, as mild, dry air temporarily overspreads the region. However, fieldwork remains at a virtual standstill in many areas due to saturated soils, leaving unharvested summer crops vulnerable to further declines in conditions.

Outlook: A developing storm system over the southern Rockies will move slowly northeastward, reaching the upper Great Lakes region by early Friday. Significant snow will fall from the central Rockies and adjacent High Plains northeastward into parts of the Dakotas. Meanwhile, showers and locally severe thunderstorms along the storm’s trailing cold front will sweep from the southern Plains into the middle and lower Mississippi Valley. Storm-total rainfall could reach 4 to 8 inches from the western Gulf Coast region to the Delta, while as much as 1 to 2 inches may fall in the Midwest. By week’s end, rain will return to the East, while mostly dry weather will prevail from California to the Mississippi Valley. The NWS 6- to 10-day outlook for November 2-6 calls for warmer- and drier-than-normal weather across much of the southern half of the U.S., including the lower Mississippi Valley. Meanwhile, wetter-than-normal conditions will prevail from the Pacific Northwest to the Great Lakes region, accompanied by near- to below-normal temperatures.

Weather Report: Snow In The Rockies, Showers Ending In The South