No time to do a detailed forecast assessment this week. Most of the lower 48 will be warmer to much warmer than average for the Dec 3-10 period, except for the SE where it will be near to a little cooler than normal.
This week features a frontal boundary over the plains that will bring a few t-storms over N TX and Arkansas during the next few days. Later this week it will interact with flow off the Gulf of Mexico, strengthen and move east. Mid week a very strong and wet storm will hit the west coast likely bringing local flooding to central and Northern California by the end of the Week. Cold air will remain bottled up in Canada this week, although most of the E Coast States and FL and northern tier of states E of the Rockies will remain cool. NG withdrawls should be near or slightly below normal (around 40 bcf) to be reported on Thursday. In spite of cool condtions over FL it doesnt look cool enough to threaten the citrus crop early this week.