Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
An arctic cold frontal boundary will continue to plunge southeastward over the central U.S. on Friday, while a separate cold front will continue to bring active weather to the Southwest.
A cold front extending from Texas to the Great Lakes will drive a blustery air mass across the central third of the country. Sub freezing temperatures will stretch across the northern Plains and upper Midwest during the day, and some areas will experience sub zero night time temperatures. Light snow will be possible in parts of the northern Plains and upper Midwest, while rainy conditions will impact the southern Plains. Freezing rain will be possible in portions of Texas and Oklahoma due to below average temperatures over the region.
Meanwhile, a separate cold front will move southeastward over the Southwest on Friday. Heavy rain could lead to flash flooding across parts of southern California, Nevada and Arizona, while high elevation snow can be expected in the Sierra Nevadas and the central Rockies. The northern Intermountain West and Pacific Northwest will stay clear of precipitation on Friday as a ridge of high pressure builds over two regions.
A low pressure system just north of the Great Lakes will usher wet weather into the Northeast. Parts of New York and southern New England may experience showers throughout the day, while snow showers will be possible in northern New England. The majority of the Southeast will stay clear of wet weather, while Florida could experience afternoon showers.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday have ranged from a morning low of -20 degrees at Sidney-Richland, Mont. to a high of 90 degrees at Edinburg, Texas