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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
426 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

VALID 00Z MON MAR 30 2015 - 00Z WED APR 1 2015

***MODERATING TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE EASTERN U.S.***

***SCATTERED SHOWERS FROM THE GREAT LAKES TO DEEP SOUTH***

***RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW RETURNING TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST***

AFTER A VERY COLD START TO THE DAY ON SUNDAY ACROSS MUCH OF THE
EASTERN U.S., TEMPERATURES ARE BEGINNING A WELL-ADVERTISED WARMING
TREND AS WE HEAD INTO THE BEGINNING OF THE WORK WEEK.  THE SURFACE
HIGH WILL EMERGE OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN, ALLOWING FOR
WINDS TO BECOME MORE SOUTHERLY FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO TO THE OHIO
VALLEY.  HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN TO THE 50S AND
60S FOR MANY AREAS BY MONDAY.

A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL BE CROSSING THE MIDWEST STATES AND REACHING
THE EAST COAST MONDAY AFTERNOON ALONG WITH A SHORTWAVE TROUGH
ALOFT.  THIS WILL LIKELY BRING SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS FROM THE
DEEP SOUTH TO THE OHIO VALLEY AND MID-ATLANTIC, AND MOST OF THIS
ACTIVITY SHOULD BE LIGHT.  SOME LATE-SEASON SNOW IS EXPECTED
ACROSS THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES AND OVER PARTS OF NEW ENGLAND WITH
MARGINALLY COLD TEMPERATURES.  THE TEMPERATURE CHANGE BEHIND THIS
FRONT WILL BE SMALL COMPARED TO THE LAST COLD FRONT.

A COLD FRONT APPROACHING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL BRING
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND MOUNTAIN SNOW BACK INTO THE FORECAST FOR
LATE MONDAY AND INTO TUESDAY.  THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION IS
LIKELY TO OCCUR JUST NORTH OF THE BORDER INTO SOUTHERN BRITISH
COLUMBIA.  UNFORTUNATELY, AREAS TO THE SOUTH IN CALIFORNIA AND
NEVADA ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN DRY WHERE THE SEVERE DROUGHT IS
ONGOING.

D. HAMRICK


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