Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
350 PM EST Sat Mar 8 2014
Valid 00Z Sun Mar 9 2014 - 00Z Tue Mar 11 2014
***Rain and snow continues for the Northwestern U.S.***
***Showers and thunderstorms for the Gulf Coast region***
***Mild start to the work week for many places***
A cold front moving in from the Pacific, along with an upper level trough,
will increase chances for precipitation from northern California to the
northern Rockies through Monday. Ahead of the front, warmer temperatures
will result in high snow levels, with any significant snowfall confined to
elevations above 6000 feet, and slightly lower towards the Canadian
Border. Snow levels will lower with the passage of the front.
A shortwave digging southward into Mexico and a stationary front over the
western Gulf of Mexico will allow for scattered showers and thunderstorms
to develop over southern Texas and into parts of the Deep South. A few
showers will also be possible in southern New Mexico, with more showers
and storms into Mexico near the upper level low.
Warmer temperatures will be enjoyed by many across the Central and Eastern
U.S. for the beginning of the work week with no major Arctic intrusions
expected. Widespread highs in the 50s and 60s are likely from the Central
Plains to the Mid-Atlantic, and 70s farther to the South.
Graphics available at www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_wbg.php