03.05.11

Weekend Weather

Posted in Weather News, Weather Summary at 8:00 am by Rebekah

A trough is currently moving across the central U.S., with a ridge over the western part of the country.

A low-pressure system is moving into the Northeast, bringing a lot of rain around and ahead of the system and some snow behind it.

The cold front extending south of the low passed through Oklahoma last night (see image below), lowering our temperatures with the arrival of a strong north wind.

This weekend, more heavy rain is expected across parts of the Midwest and some thunderstorms are possible from Ohio to Kentucky. The Weather Channel forecasts that much of this area may see 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain, with some locally heavier amounts.

Colder air moving into Wisconsin, northern Illinois and Indiana, and Michigan will allow snow a couple inches of snow to fall and possibly even some freezing rain and/or sleet.

Much of the Southeast also is/will be experiencing rain and some thunderstorms today, though flooding is not expected to be as bad as in the Midwest.

As the low moves into the Northeast, wintry precipitation will fall today across parts of the New England area, with rain falling in Pennsylvania and New York.

As for the West Coast, rain will continue to fall in western Washington, western Oregon, and northwestern California. Some snow showers are possible in eastern Oregon and Washington into the northern Rockies. The Southwest, under high pressure, will be warm and sunny.

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1 Comment

  1. Caitlin said,

    March 5, 2011 at 11:07 am

    great, more rain in the west :-/ although this morning is quite nice. Yesterday there was a crazy burst of pouring down rain and high wind at the office, the trees were swaying so much I felt sure one would topple over.