Skip Navigation Links weather.gov 
NOAA logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service   NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
The Weather Prediction Center

 
 

 

Follow the Weather Prediction Center on Facebook Follow the Weather Prediction Center on Twitter
NCEP Quarterly Newsletter
WPC Home
Analyses and Forecasts
   National High & Low
   WPC Discussions
   Surface Analysis
   Days ½-2½ CONUS
   Days 3-7 CONUS
   Days 4-8 Alaska
   QPF
   PQPF
   Flood Outlook
   Winter Weather
   Storm Summaries
   Heat Index
   Air Quality
   Tropical Products
   Daily Weather Map
   GIS Products
Current Watches/
Warnings

Satellite and Radar Imagery
   Satellite Images
   National Radar
Product Archive
WPC Verification
   QPF
   Medium Range
   Model Diagnostics
   Event Reviews
International Desks
Development and Training
   Development
WPC Overview
   About the WPC
   Staff
   WPC History
   Accomplishments
   Other Sites
   FAQs
Meteorological Calculators
Contact Us
   About Our Site
 
USA.gov is the U.S. Government's official web portal to all federal, state, and local government web resources and services.
 
Short Range Public Discussion
 
(Caution: Version displayed is not the latest version. - Issued 0754Z Oct 29, 2014)
 
Version Selection
Versions back from latest:  0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   
 
Abbreviations and acronyms used in this product
 
Geographic Boundaries -  Map 1: Color  Black/White       Map 2: Color  Black/White

Short Range Forecast Discussion NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 354 AM EDT Wed Oct 29 2014 Valid 12Z Wed Oct 29 2014 - 12Z Fri Oct 31 2014 ***Colder weather arriving for the Eastern U.S.*** ***Arctic surface high settles southward into U.S.*** ***Periods of rain for the Pacific Northwest*** The cold front that has been steadily advancing eastward across the eastern half of the country will slowly exit the East Coast on Wednesday afternoon. A reality check in the form of colder temperatures will now be the case after highs in the 70s and 80s on Tuesday, so it will feel more like late October. Along and behind the frontal boundary, expect a band of weakening showers with a few thunderstorms to develop from the Deep South to the Mid-Atlantic region. Across the Great Lakes Region, cold air advection behind the cold front and northerly flow around the departing surface low over Ontario will make it feel more like November. A cold rain, with some snow mixing in at times, is likely with the shower activity that develops from Minnesota to northern Michigan on Wednesday. Later in the week, another surge of cold weather will arrive to the northern Plains and Upper Midwest as an Arctic surface high oozes southward from Canada. The Pacific Northwest can expect occasional rain and gusty winds through Thursday as onshore flow and a couple of cold fronts affect the region. Given the warmer nature of these systems, snow is only expected for the highest elevations of the Cascades and northern Rockies, and also into British Columbia. Hamrick Graphics available at www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_wbg.php