The nation's weather

AP News
Posted: Apr 13, 2011 5:01 AM
The nation's weather

Low pressure will continue to move up the Northeastern coast Wednesday bringing more rain to the Mid-Atlantic and New England.

The New England coast will bear the brunt of the precipitation, with exceptionally heavy rains north of Cape Cod. In addition, strong onshore winds will cause high tides. Heavy rains and high tides could result in coastal flooding that pushes farther inland than normal along the back bays and coastal rivers.

In addition to the heavy rainfall expected across the Northeast, temperatures will be cooler than normal.

The Northwest will also see heavy precipitation along the coastline as a Pacific storm moves ashore. By afternoon and late evening, wet weather will break over the Cascades through the Great Basin and into the Northern Rockies. Some heavy, wet snow is anticipated in the higher elevations with rain expected in the valleys and lowlands.

Light rain is possible throughout the Northern Plains, but for most of the nation's mid-section, placid warm spring weather is anticipated.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Tuesday ranged from a morning low of 17 degrees at Truckee, Calif., to a high of 91 degrees at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.