The pattern will turn quiet for a decent bit around here as we dry out with a cool weekend over the Plains and Southwest.

Next week, we’ll see moisture begin returning north on Tuesday, with a storm system approaching by late week. Given the calendar time, that will almost certainly mean a severe weather chance somewhere in the middle of the country late next week. There are no further details, and there is no reason to think too hard about it right now. As always, beware of any outlooks declaring significant events at this type of range. You can usually prescribe broad patterns at this range, but the details matter way more when it comes to fine-scale things like severe thunderstorms.

After that, there are big-picture signs of another run of cool/cold air south to the end of March. But, as always, we’ll see!