Today's Weather Outlook
12:15 AM EST, January 26, 2014
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Seth Carrier
The northern Plains will be thrust back into the frigid grip of winter on Sunday as another weak storm ushers in more Arctic air. Quiet and generally pleasant weather will dominate the rest of the U.S.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Kristin Clark has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook video.
Yet another Clipper-type storm will drop out of central Canada this morning, spreading a swath of generally light snowfall across the northern Plains and Upper Midwest. However, the snow accumulation will only be a footnote to the bigger issues, which will be gusty winds and tumbling temperatures arriving by midday. Morning temperatures in the teens and 20s will quickly give way to widespread sub-zero readings by the evening. To make matters worse, winds gusting as high as 50 mph will blow around the fresh snow, creating hazardously low visibilities. This will also be accompanied by life-threatening wind chill values as low as 40 to 50 degrees below zero. Cities such as Minneapolis, Bismarck, N.D., and Aberdeen, S.D., will face the teeth of this Arctic onslaught.
Luckily, most of the rest of the U.S. will see much more tranquil conditions to finish up the weekend. The Great Lakes will see light snowfall during the day, but amounts will not be significant. Cold but generally quiet conditions will dominate New England and the Mid-Atlantic.
On the flip side, sunny and generally milder than average weather will be widespread across the Deep South, southern Plains and West Coast on Sunday. In fact, residents of Oklahoma and Texas can be forgiven for thinking that spring has arrived early, as temperatures will surge into the 60s and low 70s by the afternoon.
A wide range of temperatures will be found across the U.S. on Sunday, with single-digits and teens widespread across New England and much of New York. Highs in the 20s and 30s will dominate the coastal Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, as well as much of the Rockies. The Southeast and Pacific Northwest will see temperatures in the 40s and 50s, while toastier 60s and 70s will be found across Florida, the Desert Southwest and much of California.
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