Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
230 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2024
Valid 00Z Fri Feb 23 2024 - 00Z Sun Feb 25 2024
...Pleasantly mild across most of the country before a surge of cold air
reaches the Great Lakes on Friday and down the East Coast on Saturday...
...Showers and thunderstorms over the Ohio Valley will reach the
Appalachians and the Mid-South Thursday night before moving through the
East Coast on Friday...
...A quick round of light snow expected to move across the Midwest, Ohio
Valley, and then the southern Appalachians on Saturday...
A relatively quiet weather pattern is in store across the U.S. The
eastern U.S. will be the main area where precipitation will be found for
the next couple of days as a pair of low pressure waves forming along a
front are forecast to move east and northeast through the East Coast.
Locations from the Ohio Valley to the Mid-South, across the Southeast and
into northern Florida will see showers and thunderstorms passing through
from tonight through Friday. Temperatures will be cold enough to support
mixed rain and snow across the interior sections of New England tonight
and into Friday with a couple of inches of snow accumulation expected.
The rain and snow are forecast to taper off along the East Coast Friday
night as the main front togther with the low pressure waves steadily move
into the Atlantic.
It will feel more like March and early April across much of the nation to
close out the week, especially across the Plains and Midwest where highs
could easily be 10-20 degrees above late February averages. Widespread
60s and 70s will be common from Texas to the Deep South into Friday. A
return to reality arrives in time for the weekend as a cold front from
central Canada brings more January-like readings into the Great Plains on
Friday before surging into the East Coast on Saturday. A clipper system
forming along the cold front on Saturday is expected to deliver a quick
round of light snow from the Midwest to the Ohio Valley, and then into the
Elsewhere across the continental U.S., a dry weather pattern is expected
to prevail through Saturday apart from a few snow showers across portions
of the central and northern Rockies. Farther south, elevated fire weather
conditions are forecast by the Storm Prediction Center across portions of
southwestern Texas through tonight owing to dry downslope winds from the
southern Rockies. Across the Pacific Northwest, moisture well ahead of a
low pressure system moving into the Gulf of Alaska is forecast to begin
bringing snow into the northern Cascades and some light rain near the
coast on Saturday.
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