The nations weather

AP News
Posted: Dec 27, 2011 5:01 AM
The nations weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, December 27, 2011. Another storm will develop in the Southeast while moving northeastward through the eastern third of the country. This storm will carry a significant amount of moisture that will produce widespread moderate to heavy rain through the Southeast. Many areas will receive several inches of rain. In the colder air to the north, a mix of rain and snow will fall in the Ohio Valley. Even colder air in the Upper Midwest will produce several inches of snow in Wisconsin and Michigan. This storm will represent the most active weather in the country on Tuesday.

The only other notable precipitation in the country will be in the Northwest as Pacific moisture will stream into the area and produce rain and high elevation snow from the coast of Washington through Idaho.

The very dry December will continue for most of California, but the northern reaches of the state will receive some rain and high elevation snow in the late afternoon and evening.

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The Northeast will rise into the 30s and 40s, while the Southeast will see temperatures in the 50s, 60s, and some 70 1/4's in Florida. The Northern Plains will rise into the 20s and 30s, while the Northwest will see temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of -8 degrees at Alamosa, Colo. to a high of 84 degrees at Fort Myers, Fla.