Cold air hovered over the Central U.S., a front triggered rain and snow over the East Coast and wet conditions returned to the West on Friday.
A low pressure system continued moving eastward and over the Great Lakes. Flow around this system created a strong cold front that made its way eastward and stretched along the entire East Coast. Cold temperatures forecast in the North were expected to create snow showers, or a combination of rain and snow.
With the treacherous weather, another dangerous travel day was expected. Winter weather advisories were in effect across the Northeast from New York to Maine, as snowfall accumulation was predicted between 1 to 3 inches.
Highs across the New England were forecast in the 50s, while the Northeast was to remain in the 30s and 40s.
Down the cold front, periods of heavy rain and severe thunderstorms could develop as additional moisture from the Gulf of Mexico feeds strength and energy into the front. Rainfall totals ranging from 1 to 2 inches were expected, with up to 2.5 inches likely from areas hit by thunderstorms.
Highs across the Mid-Atlantic states and Southeast were to range in the 50s and 60s.
Behind this system, cold air was predicted to pour into the Plains from Central Canada, bringing another cool day with highs in the teens in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
Farther West, another Pacific storm moved into the Pacific Northwest and pushed scattered showers onshore that will stretch into northern California. Temperatures will start to return to seasonal and overnight lows were not expected to drop as low as the last few nights.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday ranged from a low of -23 degrees at Yellowstone, Wyo., to a high of 94 degrees at McAllen, Texas.
Source: AP News