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Posted on February 5, 2014 at 4:35 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 5 at 4:36 AM

Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, Feb. 05, 2014

A cold frontal boundary will extend from the eastern Gulf Coast to the Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday, while a wave of low pressure will move across the West Coast.

A low pressure system will trek northeastward along the Eastern Seaboard on Wednesday, providing precipitation to a handful of states. Heavy snow will be possible across northern Pennsylvania, New York and across New England, while ice storms are forecast to impact southeastern Pennsylvania and southeastern New England. A cold front associated with this area of low pressure will drive rain across the the central and lower Appalachians, while showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop from Florida to the Carolinas.

In the central U.S., high pressure is expected to build over the northern Plains and the upper Midwest. Early morning light snow will be possible in parts of the upper Midwest, while temperatures are expected to be 30 to 40 degrees below normal across the north central tier of the country. The southern Plains will also stay relatively clear of precipitation on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a slow moving cold front will extend across the Pacific Northwest and the Intermountain West, bringing another round of rain to southwestern Oregon and California. Snow showers will move across the southern Cascades and the Sierras before pushing over the Rockies towards the end of the day.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Tuesday have ranged from a morning low of -22 degrees at Hibbing, Minn. to a high of 89 degrees at Immokalee Regional Airport, Fla.

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