Weekend Weather Across the Nation

By: WPC (Posted by Doug Meyers)
By: WPC (Posted by Doug Meyers)

...High winds...soaking rains...and heavy mountain snows will continue
over the Northwest on Sunday...

...A wintry mix of precipitation possible across the Upper Midwest and
Great Lakes...

...Heavy rains...with embedded thunderstorms...expected along the Gulf
Coast states...

The powerful Pacific system that moved onshore Saturday has already
cleared the Northwest...but strong winds and persistent onshore flow
behind the storm will allow unsettled weather to continue into Sunday.
Another round of soaking rains is in store for the Washington and Oregon
coasts...while additional heavy mountain snows are expected across the
Cascades and northern Rockies. On Monday...conditions should begin to
improve over the northwestern corner of the Nation as the strong winds
relax and an upper ridge builds back in over the West Coast.

The same cold front that dropped through the Northwest on Saturday will
continue to work its way south and east through the Country the next few
days. The northern portion of the front will be a bit moisture starved
while crossing the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Sunday and Monday...but
what little precipitation does fall could fall as a wintry mix. Farther
south...the front will begin interacting with increasing amounts of Gulf
moisture once it drops through the Southern Plains and starts pushing
eastward through the southern tier. An area of moderate to heavy
rains...with embedded thunderstorms...should get organized along the
western/central Gulf coast early Monday and then spread north and east
ahead of the front as it marches towards the Appalachians Monday into
Tuesday. This system will be predominantly a rain event during the short
range period...but a mix of rain and snow can not be ruled out across
interior New England and down into the Adirondacks and Catskills.


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