The nation's weather

AP News
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 5:19 AM
The nation's weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

The Northeast will see precipitation shift towards the coast on Wednesday as low pressure in Canada pushes a weak cold front over the Appalachian Mountains. Cold temperatures will continue throughout the region, and in some of the higher elevation areas this could allow some of the rain to fall as snow, especially in the overnight hours, and in higher elevations.

A small ridge will build over the Southeast Wednesday, this will keep clear skies in place, with temperatures expected to warm up a bit.

The Mid-West will see more wet weather, with an increase in thunderstorm activity. Some of the thunderstorms in the region could become severe, especially in the afternoon and evening hours as low pressure intensifies and moves out of the Plains.

The Plains will see an increase in cloud cover, but precipitation remains unlikely between the Mississippi and Rocky Mountains. As cloud cover increases, so will temperatures, and highs throughout the southern Plains will push into the upper 90s with some of the hottest locations in Texas anticipating highs near or above 100 degrees.

In the West, two areas of low pressure will push into the coast bringing widespread showers and some heavier rain to the entire region. Accumulation amounts in the Northwest could reach above an inch or two in the most favored locations, but to the south, precipitation totals should be under an inch and a half. Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Tuesday have ranged from a morning low of 19 degrees at Mt. Washington, N.H. to a high of 96 degrees at Tucumcari, N.M.