Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wintery weather will continue across the upper Midwest and Great Lakes region as a winter storm continues moving eastward throughout the day. The low pressure system that moved over the central Plains will continue moving northeastward and over the Great Lakes, moving into eastern Canada. Cold temperatures along the northern side of this system will allow for snow showers to persist for parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Winter weather advisories have been issued for these locations as snowfall totals will range from 6 to 10 inches in northern Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan. Overnight low temperatures will drop into the single digits again in these areas, with daytime highs hovering around freezing. The southern side of this low pressure system will create a cold front that extends across the Midwest into the Plains. This will allow for scattered showers and possibly some thunderstorms to develop across Colorado, moving into the southern and central Plains into the afternoon and evening hours.
Further west, a low pressure system moves into the Pacific Northwest, pushing abundant moisture in from the Pacific Ocean. This will produce moderate rain showers across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, with snow likely to develop in the mountains. The rest of the West Coast will remain dry and mild as high pressure dominates.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Wednesday have ranged from a morning low of -2 degrees at Gwinn, Mich. to a high of 82 degrees at Kendall, Fla.