The nations weather

AP News
Posted: Dec 09, 2011 4:35 AM
The nations weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, December 09, 2011.

The Northern US will see another cold day on Friday as flow from Canada persists. A low pressure system moving through eastern Canada creates a weak trough that extends southward. This will move from the Central Plains into the Midwest on Friday, bringing cold temperatures and light snow showers. Snowfall accumulations will only range from 1 to 2 inches. Cold air pouring in behind this system will allow for temperatures to continue dropping across the Northern US. Highs will range in the teens across North Dakota and Minnesota, while overnight lows will hover around zero.

Meanwhile in the East, rain and snow showers will diminish across the Northeast as a low pressure system pulls northeastward and further away from the region. However, eastward flow over the Great Lakes will allow for lake effect snow showers to develop along the eastern shores. Expect snowfall totals to range from 3 to 7 inches across western New York, while 4 to 6 inches are possible in areas of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Blowing snow is likely as strong winds are anticipated with gusts up to 25 mph.

In the South, a warm front lingers over the southern tip of Florida, producing more scattered rain showers. Significant rainfall is not anticipated. High pressure over the Southeast and Eastern Valleys will allow for another sunny and cool day. Expect highs in the 50s and 60s, while overnight lows will range in the 30s. Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday have ranged from a morning low of -6 degrees at Alamosa, Colo. to a high of 75 degrees at Pompano Beach, Fla.