|Today's Weather Outlook|
UPDATED 12:50 AM EST, February 12, 2016
UPDATED By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West
|The work week and the start of the Presidents Day weekend will be full of cold weather across the East. The West will continue its recent spring streak.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Kristin Clark has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook Video.
The arctic air that crawled south across the Eastern U.S. the past couple of days will linger today, continuing the streak of very cold below-normal temperatures.
The coldest spots will be the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes. Afternoon temperatures will not climb above zero, with the wind chill making it feel even colder. The rest of the Midwest and the northern and central Plains will see highs in the single digits and teens, with 20s reaching deep into the central Mississippi.
Similar low-to-mid 20s will also keep the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast locked in layers of clothing today. A quick-moving shot of snow from a clipper system and cold front will also bring the chance of some nuisance snow from the upper Ohio Valley into the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast during the afternoon and evening.
The South and Southeast will get a one-day reprieve from the recent unseasonably cold temperatures. Afternoon highs will reach into the 70s and 80s across Texas, the Gulf Coast and Florida, with inland areas of the South and Southeast seeing highs in the 50s and 60s. The southern Plains, Mid-South and central Mississippi Valley will still be on the chilly side, with temperatures in the 40s and low 50s this afternoon.
The Western U.S., outside of some rain showers and high-elevation mountain snow in the Northwest and northern Intermountain regions, will close out the work week quietly.
The Southwest and most of California will remain unseasonably mild today. Highs will range from low to middle 80s across southern California and the low deserts of the Southwest to 70s across northern and central California, the rest of the Southwest into the southern Rockies. The Great Basin, Mountain West and Rockies will be in the 40s and 50s today, which is quite mild for the second week of February.
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