|Today's Weather Outlook|
UPDATED 4:45 AM EST, November 25, 2015
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
|While the weather pattern shows no sign of winter`s arrival for much of the U.S., ski resorts across the Mountain West will be in their glory heading into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.|
A large western storm will drop heavy snow across the northern Rockies and Wasatch today. Ten to 15 inches will get blown around by gusty winds, creating significant drifts from southern Idaho and northern Utah into western Montana and Wyoming.
Light snow will expand into the northern Plains but accumulation here will be far less than the plowable snow in the Mountain West.
The same storm system will spread showers along Interstate 5 into southern California. Rain will end by lunch time with gradually improving skies. Meanwhile, rain will have windshield wipers on intermittently from Texas to Minnesota.
Following Tuesday`s dreary weather in the Northwest, sunshine will return to Seattle and Portland, Ore., with highs only in the 40s. The Southwest, southern Rockies and much real estate east of the Mississippi will see dry weather today. Only the Southeast Atlantic Coast will squeeze out a few light showers or sprinkles.
Chilly teens and 20s will grip the interior Northwest, Great Basin, northern Rockies and northern Plains today. The only other U.S. spot that will need a warm jacket is northern New England where highs will reach the freezing mark.
Highs will warm into the 50s, 60s and 70s from the California Coast to the Southwest, southern Rockies, central and southern Plains and the East.
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