Today's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 7:45 AM EST, January 2, 2013
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Fred Allen
Only a few weather inconveniences will dot the U.S. today, as a pair of weak storm systems produce a bit of light snow in the Midwest and a few downpours along the Gulf Coast. Most of the U.S. will battle another day of bitter cold.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
Downpours will have residents along the Interstate 10 corridor from the Texas Gulf Coast to the western Florida Panhandle using windshield wipers today. The rain will also cut away at a budding drought across the Deep South and Southeast. A few nuisance showers will depart the eastern Carolinas early today.
The only other weather blip across the U.S. will be found from the Dakotas to the eastern Great Lakes. A broad disturbance diving out of Canada will bring a few batches of nuisance light snow and snow showers today. Though snowfall accumulations will generally be under an inch, a few spots across the Minnesota Arrowhead could pick up a few inches by day`s end.
Not to be outdone, the West Coast and Mountain West all of the way to the south-central Plains, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast will see plenty of ineffective sunshine today. Temperatures will stay well-below typical early-January values.
The coldest temperatures bar-none will be found across the Rocky Front Range, Upper Midwest and in northern and central New England, where highs will struggle to climb out of the single digits above zero and teens. Add in gusty winds for good measure, and wind chills won`t climb above zero today. Even the interior Northwest, northern Desert Southwest, and south-central Plains to southern New England won`t see the freezing mark.
Those looking for some resemblance of warmth will need to head to San Diego or along Interstate 95 from Jacksonville, Fla., to Miami, where 60s and 70s will be common; a few very low 80s will even be a possibility. Everywhere else will see 40s and 50s today.
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