Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, November 30, 2012.
The Western states will see another wet day on Friday, while the East will remain quiet and dry. A low pressure system spinning off the West Coast will continue pushing disturbances eastward throughout the day. A cold front will continue making its way southeastward throughout the day, bringing more rain showers to central and southern California, while the northern side of this system will move eastward through the Intermountain West and into the Northern Rockies. Expect snow showers to develop above 7,000 feet in the Sierra Nevadas with 3 to 5 inches of snow likely in these areas. Rainfall totals will range from 1 to 3 inches below 7,000 feet. Idaho and Montana will also see a combination of rain and snow showers, with rainfall amounts from 2 to 3 inches. Snowfall accumulations will range from 4 to 6 inches for the Northern Rockies above 6,000 feet on Friday. At the same time, another cold front moves into the Pacific Northwest Friday afternoon. This will bring another round of heavy rainfall and strong winds. Flooding will be of concern for the region as the past two storms have soaked the ground.
Meanwhile in the East, a weak frontal boundary lingers over the Northeast and Great Lakes. As the system picks up moisture from the lakes, it will allow for lake effect snow showers to develop along the downwind shores from northern Minnesota through western New York state.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday have ranged from a morning low of 3 degrees at Alamosa, Colo. to a high of 82 degrees at Punta Gorda, Fla.