Today's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 5 AM EST, January 17, 2013
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Fred Allen
A mid-January storm will greet residents from the Southeast to Mid-Atlantic with a quick punch of heavy snow and even an icy mix for some today. Other than some light snow cruising across the U.S. Northern-Tier, the remainder of the contiguous U.S. will revel in quiet weather.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
A quick-hitting winter storm careening into the Carolinas will provide residents in the Southeast with a rude awakening today. A chilly rain will changeover to a heavy, wet snow in Mississippi and Alabama, with 2 to 4 inches expected. Even northern Georgia and eastern Tennessee will be digging out of several inches of wet snow by tonight.
Jackson, Miss., Birmingham and Huntsville, Ala., and Atlanta to Knoxville, Tenn., are just some of the cities that will be impacted by heavy snow today.
The wintry and wet weather will spread into the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic, with heavy snow falling along the Interstate 81 corridor in Virginia. Accumulating snow will also push into the busy Interstate 95 corridor from Richmond, Va., to Baltimore.
The mercury will top out in the 30s and 40s in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, with cool 40s and 50s in the Southeast. Much of Florida will stay mild with a few nuisance showers and rumbling thunderstorms. Temperatures will stall in the 40s and 50s in the western Florida Panhandle, with 70s covering most of the peninsula.
Other than some light snow gracing residents along the U.S. Northern-Tier, the West, Plains, Mississippi and Ohio valleys, and Northeast will bask in mid-January sunshine and a lack of bitter cold temperatures.
Temperatures will run the gamut - with single digits and teens in the Dakotas and Minnesota, 30s and 40s in the central Plains, with 50s and 60s across Texas. The Mountain West, Pacific Northwest, as well as the Four Corner`s will manage the 20s and 30s, while California and the Southwest warm into the 60s and very low 70s.
Not too cold 30s and 40s will dominate the Ohio Valley and Mid-South, with teens and 20s rounding out the U.S. Northern-Tier from the eastern Great Lakes into northern New England.
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