The nation's weather

AP News
Posted: Apr 24, 2012 4:57 AM
The nation's weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The main weather story in the country on Tuesday will continue to be a strong storm that will move out of the Northeast and into Ontario and Quebec. Cold air will pour into the eastern third of the country due to this storm, allowing snow to continue to fall in the Pennsylvania and New York. The heaviest of this snow will fall in the morning, followed by snow turning to rain in the afternoon.

Rain through the Northeast will diminish throughout the day as the storm will lose its moisture while weakening.

Perhaps the most notable feature of this storm will be the strong winds it will continue to produce. Expect winds up to 40 mph in some of the windiest areas.

In addition, some rain will develop in the Tennessee Valley in the afternoon and evening. This precipitation will not be widespread and will most likely be moderate in nature.

In the West, some Pacific moisture will press through the Northwest and Intermountain West. Most of this precipitation will fall as rain, but a few snow showers are possible in the higher elevations.

The Northeast will rise inot the 40s, 50s, and some 60s, while the Southeast will see temperatures in the 60s and 70s. The Plains will be warm with temperatures in the 80s and 90s, while the Southwest will see similar temperatures. Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of 21 degrees at Ely, Minn. to a high of 102 degrees at Phoenix, Ariz.