The nation's weather

AP News
Posted: Mar 06, 2011 4:59 AM
The nation's weather

A strong storm will continue moving over the eastern third of the country Sunday, dumping more rain on the Southeast and a mix of rain and snow on the Northeast. This storm will remain powerful even as it moves toward the Eastern seaboard. Several inches of rain are likely in the Southeast, while a slushy mixture of precipitation will make travel difficult in the Northeast amid flooding concerns across several areas.

Behind this storm, cold air will filter into the upper Midwest and northern Plains, but only scattered snow will develop in the Dakotas and Minnesota.

A Pacific storm will slam into the West Coast, renewing rain and high elevation snow from California through the Northern Rockies. This storm could produce up to an inch of rain in California.

Temperatures in the Northeast will rise into the 40s and 50s, while the Southeast will see readings in the 60s and 70s. The Northern Plains will see 10s and 20s, while the Northwest can expect temperatures in the 30s, 40s, and 50s.

Temperatures in the lower 48 states ranged Saturday from a morning low of -11 degrees at Watertown, S.D., to a high of 82 degrees at Key West, Fla.



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