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FXUS01 KWBC 250759

Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
259 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018

Valid 12Z Sun Feb 25 2018 - 12Z Tue Feb 27 2018

...Heavy rain possible over parts of the Central Gulf Coast...

...Heavy snow possible over parts of the Cascades, Northern
Rockies, and Sierras...

...Snow possible over parts of Northern New England...

...Spotty areas of rain/freezing rain over parts of Northern New

A front extending from the Great Lakes to the Ohio Valley then to
the Central Gulf Coast will move eastward off the
Northeast/Northern Mid-Atlantic Coast by Monday morning while
lingering over parts of the Southeast through Monday evening.  The
system will produce rain along and ahead of the boundary from the
Great Lakes into parts of the Northeast/Northern Mid-Atlantic
southwestward into the Tennessee Valley that will move off the
Northeast/Northern Mid-Atlantic Coast overnight Sunday.  Rain will
continue over the Southeast/Tennessee Valley that will move
eastward to the Southern Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Coast by
Monday evening.  Showers and thunderstorms will be confined to
Western/Central Gulf Coast that will end over the Western Gulf
Coast on Monday morning moving to parts of the Southeast/Eastern
Gulf Coast by Monday evening.  Snow will develop over parts of
Northern New England on Sunday continuing through Monday morning.
In addition, spotty areas of rain/freezing rain will develop over
parts of Northern New England on Sunday into Sunday evening.
Additionally, snow develops over parts of the Upper Great
Lakes/Upper Mississippi Valley that will lift northward into
Canada overnight Sunday.

Meanwhile, a front moving onshore over the Pacific Northwest will
move inland to the Northern Plains into the Northern Rockies/Great
Basin and into Southern California by Monday evening.  The storm
will produce rain and higher elevation snow over the Pacific
Northwest and snow over the Northern Rockies that will expand
southward into parts of the Central Rockies/Great Basin and into
parts of Northern/Central California overnight Sunday into Monday
evening.  Rain will also move southward into the Northern
California Coast by Sunday evening and into Central California by
Monday morning into Monday evening.  Furthermore, upper-level
energy over parts of the Central/Southern Rockies and Great
Basin/Southwest will move eastward to the Middle Mississippi
Valley by Sunday evening.  The energy will aid in developing snow
over parts of the Central/southern Rockies and parts of the Great
Basin that will end by Sunday evening.


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