Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014
Another arctic air mass will sweep across the central and eastern portions of the country on Tuesday, while a wintery mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow will impact the Gulf Coast and Southeast.
A cold frontal boundary is expected to extend across the Gulf of Mexico and over Florida on Tuesday, which will bring a very active weather system to the southern Plains, the Gulf Coast and the Southeast. Southern and southwestern Texas can expect a mixture of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow, while freezing rain is expected to extend across the entire Gulf Coast. Just north of where the freezing rain will develop, a line of heavy snow is expected to impact the deep south and the southeastern states, from Louisiana to the Carolinas. Freezing rain will also be possible along southern Georgia, southern South Carolina and coastal North Carolina.
Meanwhile, a high pressure system will set up over the northern Plains and the upper Midwest, as sub zero temperatures will sweet across the region. Cold, blustery conditions will also push across the Ohio Valley, especially north of the Ohio River. Light snow will be possible in Michigan and portions of the Northeast as well.
Out west, precipitation is expected to move across the Pacific Northwest and parts of the upper Intermountain West on Tuesday. Rain will move over northwestern California, western Oregon and western Washington, while snow and freezing rain will be possible across the Cascades. Light snow will also be possible across the northern Rockies and the northern Sierra Nevadas.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of -25 degrees at Ely, Minn. to a high of 86 degrees at Immokalee, Fla.