…Record warmth over much of the western U.S. expected to spread into the northern and southern Plains…
…Cold temperatures and wintry precipitation today across portions of the Northeast and northern Mid-Atlantic…
A mix of rain and snow is currently falling over portions of the Northeast and the interior mid-Atlantic into the western slopes of the central Appalachians and is forecast to continue through the day and into Monday morning. Snow will likely linger from Massachusetts to eastern Maine as the low pressure center deepens offshore and continues to track northward toward the Canadian Maritimes. Cold air filtering in behind the front will drop temperatures well below normal for much of the Eastern Seaboard on Monday before a moderating trend begins on Tuesday.
Across the West, a strong cold front will bring lower elevation rain and mountain snow across the Pacific Northwest over the next few days. A portion of the front is expected to become stationary, keeping the rain and snow across northern California, much of Oregon, the Great Basin, Intermountain West, and Northern Rockies today. The northern portion of this system will push through the Northern High Plains and Upper Midwest before sagging into the Central Plains on Monday. Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to initiate along and ahead of the advancing boundary, spanning from the Mid-Mississippi valley to the Great Lakes region by Monday morning then expanding eastward into the Tennessee/Ohio valleys and the Appalachians by late afternoon. Cold air trapped in some of the valleys of the northern Appalachians and northern New England could see resulted in snow or a wintry mix. Onshore flow in conjunction will another Pacific system approaching the West Coast will result in another round of widespread rain with possible higher elevation snow.
A 5K and benefit was held yesterday in Otto to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Otto Community Development Organization. A video and photo essay will be posted tomorrow.
Dry high pressure will build into the region today, and settle over the Southeast states through Monday. Another cold front will approach the forecast area Tuesday into Wednesday, increasing chances for rain and thunderstorms.
Weather Almanac for March 19th (1872-2016)
Record weather events for this date in Macon County
Highest Temperature 82°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2011
Lowest Temperature 12°F in Highlands in 1893
Greatest Rainfall 4.20 inches in Highlands in 1881
Greatest Snowfall 4.0 inches in Highlands in 1947
THREE DAY OUTLOOK
Mostly sunny with highs near the lower 50s and winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.
Clear with lows near freezing and winds out of the northwest expected to become light and variable before midnight.
Sunny with highs near the lower 60s and winds out of the west.
Partly cloudy with cloud cover increasing to mostly cloudy by midnight. Lows in the upper 40s and winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph.
TUESDAY (Severe thunderstorms possible)
Partly sunny with increasing clouds. Highs near the upper 60s and winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph. 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Some of the storms could be severe.
Mostly cloudy with lows near the upper 40s. Rain and thunderstorms expected, mainly before midnight.
Hazardous Weather is not expected today.
As always, you can check to see what advisories, watches and warnings are in effect for Macon County by visiting http://is.gd/MACONWARN
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Published at 5:12 am on March 19, 2017
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