Weather Underground Forecast for Monday, Jan. 13, 2014
Active weather will move out of the Northwest and over the Intermountain West and the northern Plains on Monday, while a cold frontal boundary will extend from the southern Plains to the Great Lakes.
As stormy conditions begin to wind down in the Pacific Northwest, an active weather system will push eastward over the north central portion of the country. Heavy snow will continue to impact the northern Rockies, while a swath of heavy snow is forecast to push across the Dakotas and Minnesota. Widespread snow showers can also be expected across the central Rockies on Monday. In the northwestern corner of the country, light snow will linger across the Cascades, while high pressure over the eastern Pacific will bring drier conditions to the area. Winds will also calm down across western facing slopes in the Pacific Northwest. The Southwest will continue to experience dry, mild weather, prolonging a drought across the region.
Meanwhile, a cold front will stretch from the southern Plains to the Great Lakes. The northern portion of the cold front will be relatively dry as light scattered rain and snow will be possible across the Great Lakes. Meanwhile, a surge of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will allow for rain and thunderstorms to develop across the Gulf Coast and Southeast.
In the Northeast, an area of moisture will trigger a wintery mix across New England and upstate New York, while rainy conditions can be expected across the Mid-Atlantic.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Sunday have ranged from a morning low of 1 degrees at Alamosa, Colo. to a high of 80 degrees at Hollywood, Fla.