The nations weather

AP News
Posted: Jan 31, 2012 4:48 AM
The nations weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, January 31, 2012. The relatively dry Winter will continue Tuesday as only minor storms will move through parts of the country. The strongest of these storms will move through the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest while draping its associated cold front through the Plains and Mississippi Valley. This storm will not carry much moisture with it, thus only light to moderate rain will fall from Texas through Indiana. Rain mixed with snow will fall in the Great Lakes area before the storm approaches the Northeast.

Another characteristic of this Winter is how mild it has been. Mild temperatures will continue in the Plains, but temperatures will not be as warm as on Monday as slightly cooler air will move into the area from the Rockies. Still, expect some areas of Texas to warm into the 60s and 70s.

More rain and some high elevation snow will continue in Washington, but this precipitation will be localized to the western part of the state.

The Northeast will rise into the 30s, 40s, and some 50s, while the Southeast will see temperatures in the 60s and 70s. The Southern Plains will rise into the 60s and 70s, while the Northwest will see temperatures in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of -16 degrees at Land O' Lakes, Wis. to a high of 80 degrees at Fort Myers, Fla.