Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
254 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2024
Valid 12Z Sat Feb 24 2024 - 12Z Mon Feb 26 2024
...Heavy snow over parts of Cascades and the Northern Intermountain Region
...Light snow over parts of the Central Appalachians on Saturday and over
the Northeast on Sunday...
...Light snow over parts of the Northern Plains and Upper Great Lakes...
A front extending from the Mid-Atlantic to the Central Plains will move
southward to the Southeast to the Lower Mississippi Valley before
dissipating by Sunday morning. The boundary will have a wave of low
pressure over Central Appalachians, moving eastward off the East Coast by
Saturday evening. The system will create light snow over parts of the
Central Appalachians and Southern Appalachians overnight Saturday, ending
by Sunday morning. Showers and thunderstorms will also develop over parts
of the southern Mid-Atlantic, ending by Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, weak onshore flow and upper-level energy will
produce light snow over parts of the Northern Cascades and Northern
Intermountain Region. Overnight Saturday, a front will move southward out
of Central Canada to the Northern Plains by Sunday morning and into the
Great Lakes by Monday. On Sunday, the system will produce light snow over
parts of the Northern Plains and Upper Great Lakes.
Moreover, more robust onshore flow will aid in producing rain and higher
elevation snow over the Pacific Northwest on Sunday. Heavy snow will
develop over parts of the Cascades and the Northern Intermountain Region
into Monday morning. In addition, overnight Sunday, a front will move
across the Pacific Northwest, lowering the snow levels over the region.
Elsewhere, moisture from the Western Gulf of Mexico will start to stream
northward over the Southern Plains, Middle/Lower Mississippi Valley, and
Ohio Valley starting overnight Saturday. The moisture will aid in creating
scattered light rain showers over parts of the Ohio Valley overnight
Sunday into Monday. Furthermore, upper-level energy will assist in
creating light snow over parts of the Northeast overnight Sunday into
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