Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
311 AM EST Tue Mar 03 2015
Valid 12Z Tue Mar 03 2015 - 12Z Thu Mar 05 2015
...Heavy rain possible from parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley to the
...Snow over the Great Lakes...
...Temperatures will become 15 to 30 degrees below average over the
Northern and Central High Plains...
Developing complex front extending from the Upper Mississippi Valley to
the Central Plains westward to Central Rockies and Great Basin will move
southeastward to off the Northeast Coast to the Mid-Atlantic to the
Western Gulf Coast by Wednesday evening. Snow will develop over Upper
Mississippi Valley/Great Lakes that will move to Northern New England by
late Tuesday night. Rain will also develop over parts of the Middle/Lower
Mississippi Valley to the Southeast that will move into the Ohio
Valley/Northern Mid-Atlantic by late Tuesday night, too. In addition, an
area of rain/freezing rain and sleet will develop over parts of the Middle
Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley/Central Appalachians on Tuesday
morning that will move to the Northern Mid-Atlantic by Tuesday evening.
On Wednesday, moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will pool along the
boundary will aid in producing light to moderate rain from the Lower
Mississippi Valley to the Mid-Atlantic. A band of snow will also develop
from parts of the Southern Plains to the Ohio Valley/Central Appalachians.
Similarly, a ribbon of rain/freezing rain and sleet will develop from
parts of the Southern Plains to the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Additionally, an area of showers and thunderstorms will develop over parts
of the Southern Plains that will move into the Western/Central Gulf Coast
by Wednesday evening. Furthermore, snow over the Central Rockies will
wind down by Wednesday afternoon.
Graphics available at www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_wbg.php