Large Winer storm in Plains brings snow and ice to Northeast changing to rain. Snow in No. Plains...more wet weather on east coast. Below...close up of west coast and their heavy rain today.
Below...current weather map showing how widespread this storm is. Below that...this.a.m. temperatures....which have warmed considerably over the past few days.
Below...a look at temperatures expected for next Tuesday....1 week ahead. Below that...the outlook for temperatures through Jan. 23rd.........why head south if this is right.
Lastly - a look at the projected upper air for next week. This indicates a progressive flow which does not mean cold. Such a flow will keep things moving and not allow cold air to sink south...so mild will be the word. Be safe.
1 more thing....look at sea surface temperatures off the west coast......your forecast ?