Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
A cold frontal boundary will extend from the central Rockies to the Mid-Atlantic on Thursday, while a ridge of high pressure will continue to linger over the eastern Pacific.
A cold front will move an active weather system across the central Rockies and the southern Plains on Thursday. Light snow showers will be possible across Colorado and New Mexico, while much heavier snow showers can be expected in central Texas. Meanwhile, a mixture of sleet and freezing rain will move across southern Texas, which will create dangerous driving conditions across the region. Rain and snow will also be possible in parts of Louisiana. Just to the north, high pressure will keep the majority of the northern Plains and upper Midwest cold and dry, while light snow will move into North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin in the afternoon and evening.
The previously mentioned cold front will also drive active weather across the Ohio Valley, the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast on Thursday. Snowy conditions can be expected across a handful of states, while very cold temperatures will sweep across the area. The Southeast will stay clear of precipitation on Thursday.
Out west, a ridge of high pressure will continue to prolong a drought across California, while the rest of the West Coast will also stay clear of wet weather.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Wednesday have ranged from a morning low of -34 degrees at Watertown, N.Y. to a high of 78 degrees at Santee, Calif.