Today's Weather Outlook
10 AM EST, March 2, 2014
By WeatherBug's Luke Paris
The Northeastern U.S. and Midwest will see a potent concoction of snow, ice, and rain today. Further west, a Pacific storm will keep residents reaching for their umbrellas and rain gear.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Addison Green has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook Video.
A heavy swath of winter weather will continue onward, slamming into the Central U.S. and New England. Bounties of snow will extend from the Central Plains and Mid-Mississippi Valley, through the Ohio Valley and eventually into the Northeast later in the day. Pockets of ice will create slippery conditions for Oklahoma, southern Missouri, as well as southern Illinois, Indiana and Ohio while rain soaks the Lower Mississippi and Tennessee valleys. Booming thunderstorms, some possibly severe, will rumble across the Lower Mississippi Valley and western corridors of the Southern Plains. Temperatures will be in the single-digits and teens in the Central Plains, Midwest and interior Northeast, warming into the 20s and 30s across coastal New England and the Mid-Mississippi and Ohio valleys. The Mid-Atlantic will be in the 40s and 50s while the Lower Mississippi Valley rises into the 60s and 70s.
A disturbance in the Western U.S. will bring plenty of mountain snow to the Rockies and Northern Great Basin. Snow will extend across the majority of the Rocky Mountains as temperatures range from the 20s and 30s in the Northern Rockies to the upper 30s in the Southern Rockies. Further west, another Pacific disturbance will bring steady showers to the Pacific Northwest that will reach down into northern California, accompanied by highs in the 40s and 50s.
Blue skies will be abundant only across the Southeast as temperatures rise into the 70s and lower 80s. Cloudy skies will spread across the Southwest and West Coast as highs remain in the 60s and lower 70s. Elsewhere, frigid arctic air will continue to settle in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest as highs struggle to reach into the sub-zero single-digits.
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