12 January Short Range

Forecast updated 5:00pm EST - 12 Jan 2011

Forecast valid for Saturday, January 15.

A weak clipper system will slide across the Great Lakes today bringing flurries across much of the area with locally higher amounts of lake effect and enhanced snow but should not exceed four inches. Another short wave system will start crossing the border out of Canada heading into the Northern Great Plains further into the weekend. A West coast storm spinning just offshore will continue to dump extreme amounts of rain and snow in the Northwest. Scattered snow showers from left over moisture will linger its way through the Innermountian West and Rockies. Rain showers expected from Gulf moisture exiting out of Mexico will be found throughout the day in souther Texas.

Today's short-range forecast graphic was developed by Tim Lucko and Brittany Davila