The nations weather

AP News
Posted: Nov 30, 2011 5:13 AM
The nations weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, November 30, 2011.

The storm system over the lower Great Lakes will lift northeast Wednesday and the associated cold front is expected to sweep through norther England. As a result, an expansive area of precipitation is forecast from the Ohio Valley to New England. Snowfall will continue over parts of the Ohio Valley, central Appalachians and Michigan, tapering off Wednesday morning. Snow accumulations are expected between 1 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts possible. Meanwhile, light to moderate rain and showers will continue from eastern Great Lakes through New England. Heavier rains are likely just along and ahead of the cold front. Much of the precipitation should diminish by Wednesday evening, except a few snow showers over northern Appalachians.

Moving to the West, the Pacific system off the British Columbia will push southeast into northwestern U.S. Wednesday morning and rapidly dissipates. At the same time, a strong cold front will push through northern Intermountain West. Together, they will continue to support snow and low elevation rain over the Pacific Northwest and northern Intermountain West. Snow coverage will expand eastward into the Upper Midwest and southward across the Four Corners by Thursday. Apart from the precipitation, this cold front will also cause a significant wind event across much of the West Wednesday through Thursday. Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Tuesday have ranged from a morning low of 1 degrees at Crane Lake, Minn. to a high of 86 degrees at Harlingen, Texas