Today's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 9:15 AM EST, February 11, 2013
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
The busy weekend weather pattern will carry over into the new workweek. The blizzard raging across the Plains will move into the Great Lakes, while unwanted downpours and more snow spread into the Northeast. Soggy weather will also continue across the Southeast.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
A strong area of low pressure will bring wind-driven snow to the Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes today. Commuters in Minneapolis-St. Paul may want to allow extra time to get to work this morning.
The low will send a warm front into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with a potpourri of weather for New England. West of Interstate 95, freezing rain, sleet, and snow will create a few slippery spots during the day. A bit of ice will accumulate on top of the snowpack in central New York and western Massachusetts with a potential for at least 4 inches of snow from Upstate New York into northern Maine.
Along and east of Interstate 95 in the Northeast, the rain combined with snowmelt from the weekend blizzard could lead to mounting flooding problems. Farther south, icy secondary roads will greet morning commuters along Interstate 81 through Pennsylvania and western Maryland while windshield wipers and rain jackets will be needed for the remainder of the Mid-Atlantic.
The Deep South won`t be able to shake out of its soggy pattern. The same cold front that produced the rain and storms Sunday will stall out along Interstate 20. New downpours will fall in the same places again today, adding to the flash flooding threat. The only silver lining to the weather will be the limited severe thunderstorm threat due to the abundance of clouds and lack of warming.
The other weather concern will be an upper-level disturbance that will generate snow showers in the Wasatch and Southern Rockies. Accumulations will be light, with 2-to-4 inches falling along and south of Interstate 70 in Colorado and Utah.
High pressure will beam sunshine down across the remainder of the West, through much of the Plains, as well as the Mid-Mississippi Valley.
Crisp 20-degree temperatures will chill the northern Plains and Rockies, with 30s and 40s for the remainder of the Mountain West. Interstate 70 in the central and eastern U.S. will be the dividing line between the cooler 30s and 40s to the north and the warmer 50s, 60s, 70s and even 80s to the south. Meanwhile, large stretches of Interstate 5 in California will also see 50s and 60s on Monday.
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