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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
320 AM EST FRI MAR 06 2015

VALID 12Z FRI MAR 06 2015 - 12Z SUN MAR 08 2015

...WEATHER WILL REMAIN RELATIVELY QUIET OVER MUCH OF THE NATION...

THE COLD FRONT THAT BROUGHT SNOW AND ICE FROM THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
TO THE MID-ATLANTIC AND NEW ENGLAND STATES ON THURSDAY WILL
CONTINUE TO PUSH WELL OUT INTO THE ATLANTIC.  ARCTIC AIR SETTLING
IN BEHIND THE BOUNDARY WILL MAKE FOR A CHILLY END TO THE WORK WEEK
ACROSS MUCH OF THE SOUTH CENTRAL AND EASTERN U.S....AND
TEMPERATURES SHOULD REMAIN BELOW NORMAL HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND.
ALSO...THE TAIL END OF THE BOUNDARY IS EXPECTED TO STALL OUT AND
LINGER JUST SOUTH OF FLORIDA...CAUSING A FEW DAYS OF SCATTERED
SHOWER ACTIVITY ACROSS THE SUNSHINE STATE.

AN UPPER RIDGE ANCHORED OVER THE WESTERN U.S. WILL KEEP LOCATIONS
WEST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE WARM AND DRY LATE THIS WEEK.  A
CLOSED LOW SQUEEZING SOUTH OF THE RIDGE WILL EDGE EAST THROUGH
NORTHERN MEXICO THIS WEEKEND.  AN INCREASING AMOUNT OF MOISTURE
RETURNING FROM THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO AHEAD OF THIS FEATURE
SHOULD FUEL LIGHT RAIN OVER TEXAS BY EARLY SUNDAY.

ACROSS THE NORTHERN TIER OF THE NATION...WEAK DISTURBANCES ALOFT
COULD TRIGGER LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS WHILE STREAKING ACROSS THE UPPER
MIDWEST AND GREAT LAKES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

GERHARDT


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