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Storms for the East and West today
Kevin Roth, Lead Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
Nov. 23, 2010 8:23 am ET
A band of rain and showers move from west to east across the region today. By lunchtime the leading edge of the rain should entering eastern New England, the New York City metro area, coastal New Jersey, northern Delaware, eastern Maryland and northern Virginia. The rain finally reaches southeastern Virginia by early evening.
The rain should also end from west to east with the back edge of the rain expected to be in central and southwestern New England, southeastern New York, eastern Pennsylvania, central Maryland and western Virginia by early evening. It should dry out along coastal locations overnight tonight.
High temperatures should be in the middle 30s to middle 40s in northern Maine, in the 50s to middle 60s over the rest of New England, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and in the middle 60s to middle 70s elsewhere.
of storms brings rain to central and southern California and heavy snow from the central California mountains northeastward into Montana today. Most of the rainfall will be on the light side, but areas in the foothills of the Sierra-Nevada could pick up ? to 1 inch of rain. Snowfall of 1 to 2 feet is possible in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains with up to a foot expected over the interior mountains. Snowfall in the lower elevations between the mountains should be in a 1 to 6 inch range.
The storm plows through Montana, Wyoming, eastern Idaho, western Wyoming, western Colorado, Utah and northern Nevada with snow and southern California and southern Nevada with rain tonight.
Windy conditions are expected in central and eastern California, Nevada, northern Arizona, Utah, southern Idaho, Wyoming, central and western Colorado and northern New Mexico. Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts over 40 mph are forecast in those areas.
High temperatures range from -15 to +10 degrees in the arctic air in Montana. Elsewhere high temperatures should range from the teens and 20s in northern Idaho, Washington and all but southwestern Oregon to the middle and upper 60s in southern Arizona and southern New Mexico.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected in Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, eastern Texas, all but southeastern Alabama, northern Georgia, western South Carolina and western North Carolina. The activity should form along an eastward moving cold front attached to the Northeast storm.
Scattered showers are also possible in southeastern and southern Florida due to persistent east and northeasterly winds.
The remainder of the region will be dry and warm with a mix of clouds and sun.
High temperatures should be in the middle 60s to middle 70s in northern areas and in the upper 70s to middle 80s in southern areas. There could even be a few upper 80s and lower 90s along the Rio Grande River in southern Texas.
Showers from the storm impacting the Northeast are forecast in eastern Ohio and central and eastern Kentucky into the afternoon hours. Drier conditions should move in later in the afternoon and during the evening.
The northern edge of the storm brings snow showers to northeastern Minnesota through early afternoon when they should move into eastern Canada. Additional accumulations should be no more than an inch.
Snow showers are expected throughout the day in northern Michigan and northern Wisconsin. Accumulations in the traditional lake-effect snow areas should average 2 to 4 inches with a few spot amounts over 6 inches. Outside of the traditional lake-effect snow areas accumulations should be 2 inches or less.
A new system brings snow into western areas of North and South Dakota late in the day and at night.
Very cold temperatures are expected in the northern Plains, upper Mississippi Valley and western Great Lakes with afternoon highs mostly in the 10s and 20s. A few areas in western North Dakota could remain in the single digits.
High temperatures over the remainder of the region should be in the middle 30s to middle 40s in the rest of the Great Lakes, northern Indiana, northern Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska and in the 50s to near 60 over the remainder of the region.