Today's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 9:30 AM EST, March 1, 2013
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, John Bateman
The first day of Meteorological Spring will have a very winter-like feel for large parts of the U.S., as a pair of storm systems continue to spin across the Northeast and Northwest. In between, sunshine will greet the start of March.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Bryan Karrick has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook Video.
A large upper-level low pressure system will continue to spin across the Great Lakes, bringing a bit more light snow from northern New England to the Ohio Valley. The snow won`t be an all-day event, but another minor accumulation could still blanket Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Albany, N.Y. The air will have a winter-like chill, with temperatures largely in the 30s.
The other trouble spot will be in the Northwest, where a Pacific storm will bring a dose of valley rain and mountain snow. Accumulations could make travel over the passes a bit difficult in Washington State, with windshield wipers getting a workout in the lower elevations. Warm air ahead of this storm will push highs into the 50s and lower 60s in the valleys, with 30s in the mountains.
Canadian high pressure will move in behind the Northeast`s low pressure system, bringing sunshine but chilly temperatures from the Dakotas all the way to the Gulf Coast. Highs may not reach freezing in the Twin Cities, St. Louis or Chicago, with 40s and 50s as far south as New Orleans and Houston.
March will come in like a lamb in the Southwest, with sunny and warm temperatures expected. Offshore winds will guarantee that the inland valleys, Los Angeles and San Diego will soar into the 70s, while 60s will be common in San Francisco.
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