Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, January 06, 2013.
Snow showers continued for the Great Lakes on Sunday, while rain showers moved through the Southeast and a mix of precipitation developed in the West.
In the East, a low pressure system over the Great Lakes moved toward the Northeast through the afternoon. Energy from this system kicked up lake effect rain, freezing rain, and snow showers downwind of the Upper and Lower Great Lakes. This precipitation began to spread into northern New England and the Central Appalachians by the evening. Snowfall accumulations were expected to range from 1 to 4 inches across the inland Northeast-primarily in northern New York and northern Vermont.
To the south of this activity, scattered showers developed across the southeastern corner of the nation as a cold front and trough of low pressure approached the Mid-Atlantic and another frontal disturbance reached from the western Gulf of Mexico through the northern Florida Peninsula.
Out West, a strong trough of low pressure and associated cold front moved over central and southern California and brought plenty of moisture onshore with it. This led to rain showers for most of southern and central California, with snow showers anticipated across the Sierra Nevadas. Snow levels starting at 4,000 feet were expected to drop to 2,5000 feet as the cold front moves cooler air in. Storm totals from the weekend will range from 4 to 6 inches above 3,000, with up to 12 inches possible over 7,000 feet.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Sunday have ranged from a morning low of -31 degrees at Kremmling, Colo. to a midday high of 84 degrees at Marathon, Fla.