The nation's weather

AP News
Posted: Dec 25, 2011 6:39 AM
The nation's weather

The nation's most active weather feature Sunday will be prompted by a low pressure system moving over the Gulf of Mexico. This storm will produce widespread rain from eastern Texas through Alabama. A mix of rain and snow cannot be ruled out in the cold air over and eastern New Mexico in the afternoon and evening.

Elsewhere, a Pacific storm will slam into the Northwest sometime Sunday afternoon or evening, producing rain and high-elevation snow in what has been a very dry month for the West Coast. This precipitation will struggle to make its way into the intermountain West, but a few snow showers are possible in Idaho into Monday.

In the East, a cold storm will move into the upper Midwest and Northeast, but it won't be a rainmaker. Instead, it will act to cool temperatures to below normal into Monday though some snow in the region can't be ruled out.

Temperatures in the Northeast will rise into the 20s and 30s, while the Southeast will see 60s and 70s. Readings in the upper Midwest will rise into the 30s and 40s, while the Northwest will see temperatures in the 30s and 40s. The Southwest will rise into the 60s and some 70s.

Temperatures in the lower 48 states Saturday ranged from a morning low of minus 20 degrees in West Yellowstone, Montana, to a high of 82 degrees in Tampa, Fla.



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