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Posted on January 12, 2014 at 5:04 AM

Updated Sunday, Jan 12 at 5:06 AM

Weather Underground Forecast for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014

An active weather system will continue to push across the western portion of the country on Sunday, while a low pressure system over central Canada will drive precipitation across the northern Plains and upper Midwest.

Widespread snow showers will continue to move over the Cascades, the northern Sierra Nevadas and the Rockies on Sunday due to a cold front moving across the region. The heaviest snow associated with this system will impact the Cascades and the northern Rockies, while very strong winds can be expected along westward facing slopes. Rainy weather will also push through western Washington, western Oregon and northwestern California. The desert Southwest will avoid rain on Sunday.

Meanwhile, a low pressure system along the northern tip of the cold front will drive rain and freezing rain across the northern Plains and upper Midwest. Freezing rain will be possible in Minnesota and Wisconsin throughout the day. To the south, an onshore flow from the Gulf of Mexico will allow for rain and thunderstorms to develop across parts of the southern Plains and lower Mississippi Valley.

Light snow showers will linger in portions of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic on Sunday as a cold frontal boundary moves off of the Eastern Seaboard. The remainder of the East Coast will stay clear of precipitation as high pressure builds over the Southeast.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Saturday have ranged from a morning low of -2 degrees at Alamosa, Colo. to a high of 87 degrees at Immokalee Regional Airport, Fla.

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