Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
327 AM EST Sun Feb 1 2015
Valid 12Z Sun Feb 1 2015 - 12Z Tue Feb 3 2015
***Strong storm system moving across the central and eastern U.S.***
***Widespread snow from the Ohio Valley to New England***
The main weather story across the continental U.S. will be a strengthening
surface low pressure system tracking from the central Plains to New
England over the next couple of days. This will be a potent winter storm
from the Midwest to the Northeast U.S., including the northern Ohio
Valley, lower Great Lakes, and north of the Mason-Dixon line in the
Mid-Atlantic region. Numerous winter storm warnings are in effect from
eastern Nebraska to the greater Boston area, where snowfall amounts on the
order of 6 to 12 inches can be expected, with locally higher amounts.
To the south of the surface low track, widespread rainy weather is
expected along and ahead of the trailing cold front across much of the
Deep South, Tennessee Valley, and into the Carolinas and Virginia. A few
thunderstorms will also be possible near the Gulf Coast.
Elsewhere across the continental U.S., expect dry conditions to continue
for most of California through Monday. Rain and snow chances increase for
the Pacific Northwest by Sunday as a weak cold front approaches the coast.
Most of the northern U.S. will continue to have below-average
temperatures for this weekend.
Graphics available at www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_wbg.php