I grew up near Philadelphia and loved winters like this one. Multiple cold snaps, snow storms (not rain storms), and snow on the ground giving the landscape that wintertime feel. So it warms my heart to see cold air and snow continue to be in the forecast for the east.


But what about the dry ridge of high pressure over the west? Will it move away anytime soon? Yes! Multiple storms later next week will begin to break down the ridge, and powder will return to the northern Rockies. There's even a chance that California and the southern Rockies will see appreciable snow starting in early February. 


For all the good news, check in with your local forecaster.