Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, January 27, 2012.
Wet weather will persist across the Eastern US, while snow showers move through the Rockies on Friday. A strong low pressure system over the Eastern Valleys continues moving northward, over the Northeastern US and into eastern Canada. Flow around this system pushes a warm front over the Northeast, kicking up scattered rain showers. Rainfall totals along this front will range from 1.0 to 1.5 inches. Expect cooler temperatures north of this front to produce freezing rain and snow showers over the far Northeast. Additionally, moisture will wrap around this system to the west, kicking up scattered snow showers across the Great Lakes. Snowfall accumulation in these areas will range from 1 to 3 inches. To the South, a cold front will extend south of this system and continue sweeping across the Southeastern states. Some areas may see some severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall and strong winds. Rainfall totals in most areas will range from 1 to 2 inches, with more likely in areas of severe thunderstorm development. By Friday evening, this system will move offshore and into the Atlantic Ocean. This will bring an end to scattered showers and thunderstorms across the Southeast.
Out West, a low pressure system and associated cold front continue advancing eastward through the Rockies. Some residual moisture with this system will bring periods of heavy snow to the Northern and Central Rockies. Expect snowfall accumulation to range from 6 to 12 inches across Colorado, while Montana and Wyoming will see 6 to 10 inches of new snow. The leading edge of this system will quickly move into the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. Expect 1 to 3 inches of new snow in these areas. Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday have ranged from a morning low of -3 degrees at Clayton Lake, Maine to a high of 85 degrees at Orlando, Fla.