Snow Blankets E. Great Lakes; Cold Chills Deep South
UPDATED 7 AM EST, November 25, 2012
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, John Bateman
Winter temperatures have moved back into the East with a vengeance with freezing temperatures far south as the Gulf Coast. On top of the cold, lake-effect snow continues to pile up across the eastern Great Lakes.
Cold northwest winds streaming across the warm Great Lakes are allowing snow showers to develop from the Lake Erie shore into the Pennsylvania`s Laurel Highlands. Snowfall totals so far range from 5.0 inches in South Dayton, N.Y., to 4.5 inches in Bradford, Pa.
An additional 1 to 3 inches will accumulate along and north of Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania with 2 to 6 inches of more snow in western New York`s snow belts. Lake Effect Snow Warnings and Advisories continue through Monday in western New York, including Fulton and Watertown.
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Snow will end Monday evening as high pressure builds in from the west.
The cold air will allow frosty weather Sunday morning where the growing season is still in full swing across the eastern Gulf Coast. Residents are expected to wake up to temperatures in the 20s to lower 30s in places like Jacksonville and Pensacola, Fla., Mobile, Ala., and Albany, Ga. Freeze Warnings are in effect this morning with Freeze Watches posted for Sunday night and Monday morning.
Weather-sensitive and potted plants should either be covered or brought inside to avoid exposure to the cold weather and killing frost expected tonight and Sunday night in these areas.
The first frost is a bit ahead and behind schedule for various locations in the Southeast. Typically, Jacksonville, Fla., has its first frost on December 6 while Mobile, Ala., normally sees its first frost on November 5.
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