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Posted on January 29, 2014 at 5:34 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 29 at 5:36 AM

Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

An extensive frontal boundary will move further off of the Gulf of Mexico and the Eastern Seaboard on Wednesday, while a separate cold front will approach the Pacific Northwest.

An active weather system will push across the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday as a cold frontal boundary approaches the northwestern coast of the country. A wintery mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow will impact the Cascades, while heavy snow showers will move across the Rockies. Meanwhile, rain will push onshore over western Washington, western Oregon and northern California, while a mixture of rain and snow will move across the Great Basin. The Southwest will continue to experience dry weather, prolonging drought conditions over southern California.

High pressure will keep the majority of the central U.S. clear of precipitation, although a mixture of rain and snow is expected to move over the northern Plains late in the day. Southern Texas, as well as portions of the Gulf Coast, will have a chance for spotty showers as a frontal boundary continues to move southeastward over the Gulf of Mexico.

Along the Eastern Seaboard, snow can be expected along the coasts of the Carolinas. To the north, parts of the Northeast will also have a chance for precipitation as the same cold front moves further east over the Atlantic. Upstate New York and northwestern New England could experience light snow showers, while coastal New England may also experience light snow.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Tuesday have ranged from a morning low of -34 degrees at Longville, Minn. to a high of 82 degrees at Immokalee, Fla.

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