Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, March 07, 2012.
The winter storm that brought widespread snow and strong winds to the West Coast Tuesday will continue to move southeast across the central Great Basin Wednesday, producing light to moderate with locally heavy snow. Some low elevation rain is expected to develop in parts of Colorado Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, another cold front will push through the Central U.S., supporting scattered showers and thunderstorms along and ahead of the cold front from the Great Lakes through the Central Plains. A chance for severe hail is expected from southern Kansas into northwestern Oklahoma. Moreover, portions of the Upper Great Lakes can expect snow mixed with rain.
Elsewhere, the moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will aid in producing some light rain and showers over eastern Texas, central Gulf Coast and southeastern coast.
Temperature wise, much cooler weather is in store for the Northern and Central Plains as a cold front moves through the region. Highs are expected in the 30s and low 40s Wednesday. In contrast, a warming trend will take place over the Northeast through Thursday. Afternoon temperatures are expected to rise 15 to 20 degrees from Tuesday 1/4's highs. Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Tuesday have ranged from a morning low of -15 degrees at Saranac Lake, N.Y. to a high of 84 degrees at Gila Bend, Ariz.