Today's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 8:45 AM EST, January 16, 2013
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill and James West
The biggest weather headache today will be the wintry weather trekking across the Northeast. Ice and snow will create treacherous travel for the Appalachian Spine into southern New England today. Other than a bit of light snow along the U.S. Northern-Tier and showery weather in the Southeast, the cold weather will start to let up across the West.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Kristin Clark has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
The same stationary front responsible for snow, ice and heavy rain in the Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast will be the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast`s problem today. While the major Interstate 95 corridor cities will have wet roads, the interior Mid-Atlantic, central Appalachians and Northeast will see an icy and snowy mess.
A tenth of an inch of ice could glaze the Mason-Dixon Line while 2 to 4 inches of snow brushes Pennsylvania into northern New England. The only other wintry spot will be the Dakotas, Minnesota Arrowhead and Great Lakes where snow flurries will remind residents it`s still January.
A fresh upper-low moving out of Texas will trigger additional showers for the waterlogged Deep South. Meanwhile, much of the Southeast Atlantic Coast and Sunshine State will be able to escape the rain and clouds.
The seemingly unending cold snap chilling southern California and the Southwest will bring one final morning of frosty weather before warmer temperatures arrive. Following sub-freezing morning lows in places like Phoenix, Tucson, Ariz., and for inland areas north of Los Angeles, highs will rebound into the 60s by late-afternoon.
Large stretches of Interstate 5 from central California to the Northwest will see 40s and 50s with cooler teens, 20s and 30s in the Intermountain West. Highs will reach the 40s and 50s through the Central U.S. with cooler teens, 20s and 30s from the Dakotas into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
The warmest spot in the U.S. to round out the middle of the work week will be the Southeast Atlantic Coast and Florida where 60s, 70s and a few 80s will allow for a round of afternoon golf or tennis.
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