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Short Range Forecast Discussion NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 301 PM EST Tue Mar 02 2021 Valid 00Z Wed Mar 03 2021 - 00Z Fri Mar 05 2021 ...Showers and thunderstorms are likely across the Southeast through Wednesday morning, with isolated flooding possible... ...Gusty winds and frigid wind chills expected in the Northeast tonight, along with snow in the Rockies and interior Northeast through Wednesday... ...Warm up continues across Central U.S. while Northeast cools down... A low pressure system, currently in the Gulf of Mexico, will produce rain and thunderstorms across much of the Southeast through tomorrow morning before exiting into the Atlantic. Showers may linger across southern Florida during the day tomorrow. Between 1-2 inches of rain is expected for the region with isolated amounts surpassing 3 inches possible over parts of southern South Carolina. In the meantime, a system moving across southern Ontario will generate snow for parts of Upstate New York and Vermont. A general area of 3-6 inches of snow is expected with locally higher amounts possible. There's an Elevated Area of Fire Risk over parts of the Central Plains tonight as dry air moves into the region. Much of the central and western U.S. will experience above average temperatures on Wednesday with parts of the Northern Plains seeing high temperatures peak between 20-30 degrees above average. A new low pressure system is forecast to emerge over southern California tomorrow. This system will produce light rain across the Southwest on Wednesday and snow over the Central/Southern Rockies on Thursday, before strengthening over the Southern Plains on Thursday night. Snow totals over the Central/Southern Rockies should be between 3-6 inches with some isolated areas seeing near a foot. Rain and thunderstorms may spread out ahead of this system over the Central Southern Plains Thursday evening into Friday. A complex system will arrive over the Pacific Northwest on Thursday night. Another Elevated Fire Weather area is in effect for parts of the Desert Southwest as increasing winds and dry conditions increase fire chances on Wednesday. The Northeast will cool down as the Northern Plains remains well above average as far as high temperatures go on Thursday. Graphics available at www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_ndfd.php