Weather Underground Forecast for Monday, January 28, 2013.
The strong winter storm that brought a wintry mix of precipitation to the Midwest will usher the mixture into New England and the Upper Mid-Atlantic on Monday as the low lifts across the Great Lakes and the associated warm front extends eastward. Light freezing rain and sleet in parts of southern and western New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania will change into all rain by the afternoon as temperatures rise well above the freezing mark. The rest of the region will continue to see freezing rain and sleet through Monday night with ice accumulations of up to a quarter of an inch. This will create hazardous ice covered roads and sidewalks, as well as possible issues with power outages and downed tree limbs in areas that experience the greatest ice accumulations. In addition to ice, snow showers are anticipated across the interior Northeast with snow accumulations expected to range from 2 to 5 inches by Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, rain and snow in the Upper Great Lakes will move into southeastern Canada by Tuesday morning, while light to moderate rain showers are expected from the Southern Plains into the Midwest, with isolated thunderstorms possible in the Southern Plains. Temperatures across the East will continue to warm through the mid-week, reaching to about 15 to 30 degrees above average.
Out West, a wave of low pressure over the Rockies will spread snow showers from the Northern Rockies into the Upper Mississippi Valley. The southern half of this disturbance will remain stretched across the Intermountain West, maintaining a mix of rain and high elevation snow in the Four Corners and Wyoming. Snowfall accumulations are expected to reach up to a foot in the mountains. Further West, a moist storm system will bring more rain and snow to the Pacific Northwest with snow accumulations of up to a foot in the Cascades.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Sunday have ranged from a morning low of -16 degrees at Mt. Washington, N.H. to a high of 84 degrees at McAllen, Texas