Weather Underground Forecast for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
A cold frontal boundary is expected to stretch from the northern Plains, across the central Mississippi Valley and over the central Great Lakes on Saturday, while a ridge of high pressure will continue to build over the West Coast.
A cold front will move across the central third of the country on Saturday, as widespread snow showers will accompany the front. Snowy weather will move across the northern Plains, the upper Midwest and into the Mississippi Valley. Along the eastern end of the cold front, a low pressure system will usher heavy snow across parts of the central Appalachians, upstate New York and into northern New England, while lighter snow showers can be expected in the Ohio Valley and across the Mid-Atlantic. To the south, high pressure will keep most of the southern Plains, the Gulf Coast and the Southeast clear of wet weather, although light rain and a chance of freezing rain will linger along parts of the Gulf Coast early Saturday morning.
Out west, a ridge of high pressure will continue to keep the majority of the West Coast warm and dry. A high pressure system over the Great Basin will initiate offshore winds along coastal California and Oregon, as low humidity levels will increase fire danger across the two states. The desert Southwest will experience very pleasant conditions, as temperatures are forecast to be in the 70s on Saturday. .
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Friday have ranged from a morning low of -29 degrees at Watertown, N.Y. to a high of 77 degrees at Bakersfield, Calif.