US Short Range Weather thru Jan 13

...Widespread Snow Showers Are Expected Over The Intermountain
West...Rockies...And Northern Plains...

...Showers And Thunderstorms Will Be On The Increase Across The
Lower Mississippi And Tennessee Valleys This Weekend...

Widespread Snow Showers Are In The Forecast For Much Of The
Intermountain West...Rockies...And Northern Plains Heading Into
This Weekend As A Broad Upper Trough Progresses Eastward Out Of
The Western U.S. And Its Associated Surface Cold Front Pushes
Through The Middle Of The Country.

Initially...Precipitation Will Be Fairly Light And Scattered...But A Surface Low Along The Front Is Expected To Intensify While Tracking From The Central Plains To The Upper Midwest Friday Night. An Organized Band Of Moderate Snows Should Develop To The Northwest Of The Strengthening Cyclone...Resulting In A Swath Of Significant Accumulations Across The Dakotas And Northern Minnesota.

Farther South...Precipitation Will Be On The Increase Across The Lower Mississippi And Tennessee Valleys As The Southern End Of The Cold Front Pushes Eastward Out Of The Plains On Saturday. Gulf Moisture Streaming Northward Ahead Of The Boundary Should Help Develop Showers And Thunderstorms Along The Front By The End Of The Forecast Period.

Over The Eastern Third Of The Nation...Precipitation Will Continue
To Break Out Ahead Of An Occluded Cold Front Pushing Towards The
Great Lakes And Appalachians On Friday. Shower Activity Will
Begin To Lessen A Bit As The Upper Energy Supporting This System
Weakens While Lifting Northeastward. However...Areas Of Freezing
Rains Will Continue To Be Possible Within The Northern Fringe Of
The Precipitation Shield...Especially Across Interior New England.

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