Today's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 12:15 AM EST, February 11, 2014
UPDATED By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West
The wild winter roller coaster across the U.S. will continue today with the Deep South and Southeast the target of another round of wintry mess.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook video.
A long stretch of the southern U.S. from eastern Texas into the Carolinas will be in line for a wintry mess today. A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will make for extremely difficult, if not impossible travel in addition to a growing threat for power outages. Bookended between this icy weather will be rain showers patrolling along the Gulf Coast. Temperatures will finally climb above freezing in most locations late today, with warmer 50s blanketing the Gulf Coast.
The Midwest, eastern Plains and Great Lakes will remain locked in arctic air today, with highs in the single digits once again in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Highs in the teens and 20s will be found across the rest of the Plains, central and upper Mississippi Valley, eastern Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley. Even the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Tennessee Valley, Ozarks and southern Plains will struggle to climb out above the freezing mark. The only consolation will be bright sunshine, except across northern Minnesota, where a quick burst of snow is likely later today.
The western third of the U.S., outside of Florida`s 70s and 80s, will be the only other place across the U.S. seeing seasonal temperatures today. Southern California and the Southwest will be in the 70s and low 80s, with the rest of California and the southern Great Basin seeing 50s and 60s. The Rockies will be in the upper 30s and low 40s. All will see plenty of sunshine as well.
The Northwest will see another burst of much-needed valley rain and mountain snow, with the northern Rocky Front Range also joining in on the active weather later this afternoon and evening. The mercury will climb into the 40s and 50s across the lower elevations, with the colder mountain tops staying in the 30s.
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