Highlight: The Cold & Snow Returns For the Holiday Period Verification for December 2-8, 2018 vs. CIC Week 3 Ahead Forecast Week 2 Ahead: December 16-22, 2018 Comment: Another coastal storm in the East, this time most of the precipitation is rain. Widespread warmth spreads across the central continent. The Northwest is stormy! Week 3 Ahead: December 23-29, 2018 Comment: A cold air mass in Canada pushes south and into the U.S. with attendant widespread snows North-central States and an East Coast storm with snow in New England. Week 4 Ahead: Dec. 30, 2018-Jan. 5, 2019 Comment: The New Year arrives with a major East U.S. snow storm and following cold. The West into the Central States are storm-free and mild in the Far West.