The nations weather

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Posted: Dec 05, 2011 4:56 AM
The nations weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Monday, December 05, 2011.

A cold front will bring more wet weather to the East, while a blustery storm system drops across the Four Corners on Monday.

In the East, a cold front extending from southern Texas through the Great Lakes will move slowly eastward through the Eastern Valleys. As the system progresses, warm moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will lift along the boundary. This will lead to widely scattered showers with areas of moderate to heavy rainfall from the Gulf Coast through the Ohio Valley and into the Northeast. The heaviest areas of rainfall are expected to occur near waves of low pressure along this front in the Tennessee and southern Ohio Valleys. Expect a variety Flood Advisories and Watches as this system progresses.

To the west of this activity, the last of several storms will move through the Four Corners Monday. This system will bring strong winds, colder temperatures, and significant snow accumulations to the region. Generally snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches are expected in the lower elevations of Colorado, with 10 to 16 inches in the higher elevations. Snow totals greater than a foot of snow are also likely in the northern mountains and east of the central mountains of New Mexico. Areas of blowing snow should be expected as north to northeast winds increase to 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Dangerous wind chill values are also expected with values ranging between 0 and 10 below zero Monday morning. Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Sunday have ranged from a morning low of -8 degrees at Laramie, Wyo. to a high of 82 degrees at Inverness, Fla.