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In the week ahead, a huge pool of cold air will be “cut-off” and trapped all week from South Dakota to Texas with maximum readings ranging -4 to -24 below normal, says Allen Motew of QT Weather.

Early this week a slow moving cold front will align from Minnesota to Texas with rain along its length. Rain and some snow will fall in the pool of coldest air over the Central High Plains, he says.

After 6-12 inches of rain (400-800 percent of normal) so far this month, another 2-4 inches will fall in the week ahead, from Texas to Missouri, and 1-2 inches in the next 5 days from Louisiana to Ohio creating additional flooding, he warns.

One of the hardest hit areas has been the Tennessee Valley and additional heavy rain continues there Sunday. Rain will fall all week with a break Friday before another round begins, he adds.

Crop killing cold for the first week of October? Yes, according to Sunday’s GFS run. The next major event shows as a freeze period Oct 2-5, which “bears watching, he concludes.