|Today's Weather Outlook|
UPDATED 12:15 AM EST, December 13, 2013
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Fred Allen
|There will be no shortage of wintry weather and brutal cold across the U.S. Northern-Tier, while rain and even a few thunderstorms cruise from the southern Plains into the Mid-Mississippi Valley today.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Miranda Hilgers has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook video.
A moisture-laden system will pack a punch of rain of rain and even a few thunderstorms, with a touch of wintry weather falling along its northern flank from the southern Plains into the Mid-Mississippi Valley today. The rain will cause travel trouble in time for the afternoon and evening rush in cities such as Little Rock, Ark., Tulsa, Okla., and Springfield to St. Louis, Mo. On the other side of the coin, freezing rain and sleet changing over to a wet snow will also cause its own issues from Kirkville, Mo., to Burlington, Iowa.
Temperatures will range from the near the freezing mark in southern Iowa and northern Missouri, to the 40s, 50s, 60s, and even a few lower 70s sneaking into far southern Texas along the Gulf Coast.
Meanwhile, a series of disturbances trekking along the U.S. Northern-tier will be the only other weather trouble spots aside from a few straggler showers cruising across central and southern Florida. Although accumulation will be minor and picturesque for the Washington Cascades, northern Rockies and Dakotas, a few significant bands of lake-effect snow will crank out more than a half-foot of new snow across already-crippled parts of western New York in the favored snow belts.
That leaves California, the Southwest to central Rockies, as well as much of the Southeast into the Mid-Atlantic and New England in the all-clear weather-wise. Although sunshine will be plentiful, many places across the East will need to bundle up while heading to school, work on running errands.
The coldest U.S. spots will be found along the Northern-Tier from Montana into Maine, where highs will only range from the single digits below zero to the single digits and teens above zero. Not as cold but still uncomfortable temperatures will be found across the Rockies and Wasatch Range, Ohio Valley, and Mid-Atlantic into southern New England, where 10s, 20s, and lower 30s will dominate.
In contrast, California, the Southwest, and the Gulf Coast into Florida and the Carolinas will climb to the 50s, 60s, 70s and even a few spots around Miami will peak in the very low 80s today.
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