January 13 Short Range

Forecast updated 5:00pm EST - 13 January 2011

Forecast valid 7 EST Friday January 13 through 7 EST Saturday January 14.

This weekend will start off fairly active for a large portion of the Continental US. A strong Low presure is still slowly making its way onshore, battering the Northwest coast with more precipitation that will slowly edge its way southward into California. Mountian snow and valley rain in the Intermountain West as sufficient moisture crosses the Cascades througout the day. A separate area of snow to the northeast will bring some light accumulation to the eastern half of Montana and into the Dakotas mid-weekend. The Great Lakes have a short wave low passing through with widly scattered snow showers with decent snow amounts where lake enhancement is occuring such as Central Michigan and across the ponds into Canada.

Florida may see some scattered showers in the southern half of the state but High pressure will be in place for the majority of the South. Sunny skies will help to melt some snow but will be limited by some below-freezing highs. Southerly flow has showers building in Texas with Gulf moisture being pulled up by a Low moving through Mexico. This will be the weather story of next week as it continues into the States.

Model product shows 24h liquid precipitation with scale on left in inches.

Today's short-range forecast graphic was produced by Tim Lucko.