|Friday's Weather Outlook|
3 PM EST, February 26, 2015
By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West
|The busy workweek will end with more snow and cold weather, but the focus will shift away from the South and East and to the southern Plains and western U.S. |
After a busy couple of days of winter weather across the South and East, quiet but cold weather returns. Highs on Friday will range from the 40s and 50s across the western Gulf Coast, the Southeast and Carolinas, to teens in the northern Plains, Midwest, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and interior Northeast.
Highs in the20s and 30s will be found across New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Tennessee and lower Ohio Valley. Although it will be mostly quiet, a few snow showers will be possible across the Mid-Atlantic and rain showers will soak parts of central and south-central Florida Friday afternoon.
Meanwhile, a large jet stream dip across the U.S.'s western half will bring weather changes, and as it dips, several weak systems will zip along it. One will touch off coastal and valley rain and mountain snow across the Pacific Northwest, Sierra Nevada, northern California and Mountain West while another one moving across the Rockies will bring snow to the Rockies, Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle and the southern high Plains. The same system will bring a mix of snow, sleet, and rain to western Texas as well as some rain showers to southern Texas. The Southwest will miss out on the wet weather, staying dry with a mostly sunny Friday.
Highs Friday will be in the 70s and low 80s in southern California and the Southwest, with 30s and 40s found throughout the rainy and snowy corridor of the Northwest, Mountain West, Great Basin and Rockies. Western Texas, as well as the western and southern High Plains, will be in the 20s.
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