|Weekend Weather Outlook|
3 PM EST, March 6, 2014
By WeatherBug's Luke Paris
|Quiet and seasonable weather will begin to evolve across much of the Southern and Western U.S. this weekend. That being said, a couple trouble spots will disrupt the tranquility in the Pacific Northwest and Plains|
Rain, with a light mix of morning snow, will cause a ruckus in the Central U.S. to kick off the weekend. A front moving southeastward will produce a line of rain stretching from the Texas Panhandle, through the Mid-Mississippi Valley and into the Midwest. Meanwhile, the northern half of the swath could see a burst of morning snow that will extend from the Southern Rockies to the Upper Great Lakes. Snow will also make an appearance in the Lower Great Lakes later in the day. Temperatures will be in the 40s in the northern corridors of the Southern Plains and southern Mid-Mississippi Valley while highs keep in the slightly cooler 30s in the Great Lakes and northern Mid-Mississippi Valley.
The only other disturbance to the weather pattern will be in the Pacific Northwest, where showers will have residents seeking cover throughout the day. Highs in the Pacific Northwest will be in the 50s.
Plenty of sunshine and mostly cloud-free skies will spread throughout the rest of the U.S. Temperatures in the Upper Midwest will sink into the teens and 20s, rising into the 40s in coastal New England and the northern Mid-Atlantic. The Southern Mid-Atlantic, Tennessee Valley, Rockies and Intermountain West will all see highs in the 50s and 60s while the Southeast, Southern Plains and West coast rise into the 70s. The Southwest will be in the 80s.
A Pacific storm moving inland will produce buckets of rain in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Great Basin. Rain will extend down the Pacific Northwest coastline and into northern California while spreading eastward into the Northern Great Basin and Northern Rockies. Higher elevations of the Northern Rockies will see a few snowflakes throughout the day. Temperatures will be in the 50s and lower 60s, sinking into the 30s and 40s in mountainous locations of the Rockies.
Wet weather will show its face in the Southern Plains as showers soak the southern corridors of Texas. A few rumbles of thunder will also be possible for cities like Corpus Christi. Temperatures will be in the 70s along the southern Texas coast, sinking into the 50s and 60s in the rest of the Southern Plains.
Warmer temperatures and sunny skies will spread through the rest of the Western and Southern U.S. Highs in the 50s and 60s will be felt in the western Northern Plains, Intermountain West, Central Plains and Mid-Mississippi Valley while highs heat up into the 70s in the Central Rockies, West Coast and Southeast. Highs in the 80s will be seen in the Southwest.
Cooler air will linger in the Northeast and Great Lakes, dropping temperatures into the 20s and 30s in New England and the Midwest. The Mid-Atlantic will range from the 40s to the 60s.
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