Today's Weather Outlook
7:45 AM EDT, October 31, 2012
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
Sandy is in no hurry to exit the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Great Lakes. Aside from the rain and mountain snow threat, large waves will continue to batter the Lake Michigan shoreline. Fortunately, the storm`s impacts won`t be as bad as the last two days. Meanwhile, a fresh Pacific storm will sweep onto the West Coast with rain and mountain snow.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
Sandy`s remnant low will slowly inch across the border into Canada but its effects will be far-reaching. The large storm will swirl a few more light rain showers around its center into New England.
There is no sign of the snow stopping across the northern Appalachians today. Already tallying the accumulations in feet, a fresh 1 to 3 inches will fall again today.
Places like Detroit and Marquette, Mich., will need the windshield wipers in good working order today as moisture waves bring rain and even some Upper Peninsula snow. Farther west, although rain won`t be an issue, gusty northerly winds will continue to bring battering waves to the Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago, Gary, Ind., and Benton Harbor, Mich.
Meanwhile, a fresh storm will sweep onto the West Coast to round out the middle of the work week. Rain will pelt large stretches of the Interstate 5 corridor from northern California to western Washington. Due to the influx of warm air ahead of the front, snow levels will be above 7,000 feet.
The same places that have been enjoying late-October sunshine this week will have another cloudless sky today. San Diego, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Denver, Oklahoma City and St. Louis, just to name a few cities, will have a quiet weather day. The gusty winds that hurled around Sandy into the Deep South earlier this week will lighten up on Wednesday.
Winter will continue to grip the northern Appalachian ridge with highs staying in the 30s as snow continues to wrap around Sandy`s storm center. Temperatures will also be in the 30s and 40s across the far Northern Tier from Montana to the Great Lakes.
Warmer 50s, 60s and 70s will encompass the remainder of the U.S. with upper 80s reaching into southern Arizona and California.
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