Today's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 7 AM EST, February 16, 2010
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Patrick O'Hara
Old-man winter is making another visit to the Northeast and Great Lakes today, while another Pacific storm marches into the Pacific Northwest. The rest of the U.S. will enjoy a partly to mostly sunny day; however shivering under cold temperatures.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Rachel Peterson has the latest on today's weather in this exclusive WeatherBug Video.
A weak winter storm system sliding up the Northeast coast is spreading a blanket of snow from eastern New York through the New England states. Temperatures will remain somewhat cool today throughout the Northeast, as highs get into mid 30s.
The Great Lakes will see a bit more of the white stuff throughout the day. Snow will remain fairly light and spotty from Michigan to Ohio, but a few inches are not out of the question in Cleveland and Pittsburgh. The Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, western Pennsylvania and far western Maryland will see the most snow with totals exceeding 4 inches today.
Afternoon temperatures will struggle to reach the freezing mark, especially in the upper elevations of the Appalachians.
A cold front is making for ugly weather in the Pacific Northwest today. Storms are pounding the Washington and Oregon coasts with rain. Meanwhile, the upper elevations of Washington are being greeted to a bit of snow. The snow will move east into Idaho later today. Highs in the 50s will dominate along the Pacific Northwest coast, while 30s and 40s will set the tone for the wintry weather in the Interior Northwest.
The remainder of the U.S. will see plenty of sunshine, with a few fair-weather clouds passing by today. Frosty high temperatures in the 20s and 30s will stretch from the Dakotas into the central Plains, while the 30s and 40s plunge from the Rockies into the Southeast and to the Mid-Atlantic.
The nicest weather today will be seen across the southern tier of the U.S. Afternoon highs from Texas, across the Gulf Coast to Florida will blast into the 50s and 60s. Meanwhile, temperatures in the Desert Southwest and Southern Florida could surpass the 70-degree mark.
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