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Associated Press

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 5:35 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 5 at 5:37 AM

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, February 05, 2013.

Wet weather will continue across the East as an upper trough of low pressure remains dominant across the region on Tuesday. In the north, the trough will keep cold, winter like temperatures over areas from the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest through the Northeast and into the Mid-Atlantic. Below average temperatures at and below the freezing mark will support light snow shower development as several disturbances push across the region with limited moisture. Snow accumulations in the Upper Midwest and the Central Appalachians are expected to remain fairly light, with the exception of areas immediately downwind of the Great Lakes and the higher elevations of the Central Appalachians where snow accumulations may reach to 5 inches near the lakes and to 10 inches in the mountains. To the south of this activity, scattered rain showers will remain possible across the Central Gulf Coast States and the Southern Appalachians as an wave of energy impacting the region moves eastward and Gulf moisture increases across the coast. More moderate rainfall and a few thunderstorms will be possible along the Central Gulf Coast.

Meanwhile in the West, rain showers and high elevations snow are expected across the Pacific Northwest, northwestern California, and Northern Rockies due to an advancing cold front. High pressure is anticipated elsewhere in the West with generally dry conditions.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of -34 degrees at Ely, Minn. to a high of 85 degrees at Weslaco, Texas

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