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Short Range Public Discussion
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Short Range Forecast Discussion NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 259 AM EST Sun Feb 25 2018 Valid 12Z Sun Feb 25 2018 - 12Z Tue Feb 27 2018 ...Heavy rain possible over parts of the Central Gulf Coast... ...Heavy snow possible over parts of the Cascades, Northern Rockies, and Sierras... ...Snow possible over parts of Northern New England... ...Spotty areas of rain/freezing rain over parts of Northern New England... A front extending from the Great Lakes to the Ohio Valley then to the Central Gulf Coast will move eastward off the Northeast/Northern Mid-Atlantic Coast by Monday morning while lingering over parts of the Southeast through Monday evening. The system will produce rain along and ahead of the boundary from the Great Lakes into parts of the Northeast/Northern Mid-Atlantic southwestward into the Tennessee Valley that will move off the Northeast/Northern Mid-Atlantic Coast overnight Sunday. Rain will continue over the Southeast/Tennessee Valley that will move eastward to the Southern Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Coast by Monday evening. Showers and thunderstorms will be confined to Western/Central Gulf Coast that will end over the Western Gulf Coast on Monday morning moving to parts of the Southeast/Eastern Gulf Coast by Monday evening. Snow will develop over parts of Northern New England on Sunday continuing through Monday morning. In addition, spotty areas of rain/freezing rain will develop over parts of Northern New England on Sunday into Sunday evening. Additionally, snow develops over parts of the Upper Great Lakes/Upper Mississippi Valley that will lift northward into Canada overnight Sunday. Meanwhile, a front moving onshore over the Pacific Northwest will move inland to the Northern Plains into the Northern Rockies/Great Basin and into Southern California by Monday evening. The storm will produce rain and higher elevation snow over the Pacific Northwest and snow over the Northern Rockies that will expand southward into parts of the Central Rockies/Great Basin and into parts of Northern/Central California overnight Sunday into Monday evening. Rain will also move southward into the Northern California Coast by Sunday evening and into Central California by Monday morning into Monday evening. Furthermore, upper-level energy over parts of the Central/Southern Rockies and Great Basin/Southwest will move eastward to the Middle Mississippi Valley by Sunday evening. The energy will aid in developing snow over parts of the Central/southern Rockies and parts of the Great Basin that will end by Sunday evening. Ziegenfelder Graphics available at