Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, January 08, 2013.
Wet and unsettled weather in the West will begin to spread into the Central U.S. on Tuesday.
In the Southwest, the fairly dry upper low from southern California will reach northwestern Mexico by Tuesday morning and will travel to northeastern Mexico and become more organized through the day. As the system progresses, moisture spreading into southeastern Arizona and southern New Mexico will kick up light rain showers through the evening hours. Meanwhile, an associated warm front is expected to lift towards the western Gulf Coast. Showery weather along the western Gulf Coast will become more robust through the day with heavier rain and thunderstorms spreading into southeastern Texas in the morning. This activity will span from southern Texas through the Central Gulf Coast by the evening hours.
To the Northwest, a storm from the Pacific Northwest will head eastward to the Upper Midwest on Tuesday, spreading light snow showers across the Northern Plains and into areas of the Upper Mississippi Valley and Upper Great Lakes by Tuesday evening. In addition to snow, strong westerly winds are anticipated across the Northern Plains with sustained winds to 40 mph and gusts to 60 mph possible.
As this system pushes to the Upper Midwest, another Pacific storm will reach the Pacific Northwest with light coastal rain and high elevation snow. Wintry precipitation will spread across the Northern Intermountain West and to the Northern Rockies through the day.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of -22 degrees at Kremmling, Colo. to a high of 82 degrees at Marathon, Fla.