Weather Underground Forecast for Sunday, February 10, 2013.
While the Northeast continues digging itself out of a historic snowfall event, another strong winter storm moves into the Plains on Sunday. The system will continue strengthening as it moves off the Rocky Mountains and into the Plains. Flow around this system will continue pushing a cold front eastward, moving across the Plains and through the Mississippi River Valley. This will pull warm and moist air in from the the Gulf of Mexico, allowing for moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms to develop ahead of this cold front. Some of these storms may turn severe with strong winds, large hail, and even a tornado or two. Severe thunderstorm development will be contained to the Lower Mississippi River Valley, with widespread and scattered thunderstorms developing from eastern Texas through the Mid- and Upper Mississippi River Valley. Rainfall totals will range from around an inch, with over 2 inches possible in areas of thunderstorm development. Meanwhile, the northern side of this low pressure system will create heavy snow, strong winds, and blizzard conditions from Nebraska through Minnesota and Wisconsin. Winter weather and blizzard advisories have been issued as snowfall totals will range from 7 to 12 inches in many areas and wind gusts up to 40 mph are likely. Blowing snow will cause poor visibility and white-outs. Expect dangerous roads conditions for the Northern and Central Plains through the Upper Midwest on Sunday. Behind this system, a few scattered snow showers will continue across the Northern and Central Rockies, but heavy snowfall and strong winds are not anticipated.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Saturday have ranged from a morning low of -14 degrees at Grayling, Mich. to a high of 85 degrees at Edinburg, Texas