|Today's Weather Outlook|
UPDATED 8:45 AM EST, December 12, 2013
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Andrew Rosenthal
|Quiet but cold weather will be in vogue across much of the U.S. for the homestretch of the work week, but Mother Nature will still have a few tricks up her sleeve. Lake-effect snow will pummel areas of the Great Lakes, while a new Pacific storm slides into the Northwest.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook video.
Today`s biggest weather headline will be the cold weather, which will rev at full throttle from the Upper Mississippi Valley to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Northern Minnesota and northern New England will only reach the single digits, with teens and 20s in the major cities of the Northern Tier. Duluth, Minn., Marquette, Mich., and Green Bay, Wis., will all need to bundle up in layers this morning, as wind chills drop to minus-20 to minus-30.
The cold air moving over the relatively warm Great Lakes will keep lake-effect snow pumping across the Michigan Upper Peninsula, western Lower Michigan and western New York. The heaviest accumulations will be across New York`s Tug Hill Plateau, where more than a foot of fresh snow could fall.
Meanwhile, a new Pacific storm will rumble into the Northwest, bringing rain to Seattle, and snow to the Olympic and Cascade mountains. A bit of ice or snow could fall along the highway passes, so be prepared if you`re planning to cross today. Warmer air surging ahead of this storm will push temperatures into the 40s in the valleys, with 20s in the mountains.
Other than scattered snow showers in the mountains of the Southwest and a few showers in Florida, the rest of the U.S. will enjoy a nice day for mid-December. Temperatures will reach the 50s and 60s across the Southwest and from Texas to the Carolinas, while Florida will climb into the 70s. Meanwhile, enjoying a nice thaw will be the Rockies` Front Range, where highs from Glasgow, Mont., to Denver will surge into the upper 50s.
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