Weather will become increasingly active across the northwestern corner
of the Country while conditions quiet down in the East...
Weather will become increasingly active across the northwestern corner of
the Country this weekend as a potent Pacific system moves onshore. An
abundance of moisture streaming inland ahead of the storm's cold front
will fuel moderate to heavy rains along the coastal ranges of
Washington/Oregon and accumulating snows over the Cascades early Saturday
morning. Even though moisture will become increasingly sparse with this
system as it quickly crosses the Intermountain West on Saturday and races
through the Northern Plains on Sunday...strong winds and lowering
temperatures behind the front should still produce widespread snow showers
along the favored terrain of the Intermountain West and Northern Rockies
Showers and thunderstorms along the Eastern Seaboard will continue to push
farther out into the Atlantic on Saturday...with storms even expected to
clear the southern tip of Florida by Sunday morning. A cold front
dropping through the Great Lakes and New England will lower temperatures
while triggering light rain and snow showers on Saturday...but conditions
will really start to clear out across the East as a large dome of high
pressure expands over the region.
Elsewhere across the Nation...weak energy aloft lifting out of Northern
Mexico during the later half of the weekend could trigger light
precipitation across the Southern Rockies and West Texas.