|Today's Weather Outlook|
UPDATED Midnight EDT, March 16, 2014
By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, John Bateman
|Wet weather in the Southeast will keep residents soaked, with wintry weather threatening the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic by afternoon and evening. In the Northwest, more rain and snow will push onshore.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Katie Ferrier has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
As a potent area of low pressure moves eastward, much of the Mid-South, Southeast, and Tennessee Valley will be soaked by downpours of rain. A few rumbles of thunder in the Deep South will also be likely, with even a few severe storms possible from New Orleans to Pensacola, Fla. Temperatures will be generally mild, with highs 60s and 70s across the region, except for cooler 50s and upper 40s along the northern fringes of the storm.
Even farther to the north, this system will bring the threat for a mid-March winter storm to the Mid-Mississippi Valley, Ohio Valley, and Mid-Atlantic. As temperatures fall during the day, rain will change over to a wintry mix, and then snow, in places like St. Louis, Cincinnati, and eventually Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Temperatures will generally stay in the 30s in places that see this changeover.
Farther west, chilly temperatures in the teens and 20s will settle across the Great Lakes, with highs in the 20s and 30s in the Upper Midwest, Northern Plains and Central Plains. Some snow and rain will also be possible from the Dakotas to Kansas. Farther southward, some showers will be likely in Oklahoma City and Dallas, as highs only warm to the 40s and 50s.
Once again, residents of the Pacific Northwest will want to keep their umbrellas close by as another round of rain and mountain snow moves in. Highs will generally hit the 50s along the coast, with 50s and 60s inland. Higher elevations will stay in the 30s and 40s. Farther south into California, sunny skies should be the rule with 70s and 80s in most of the major cities. The Desert Southwest will also bask in sunshine and highs in the 70s and 80s.
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