744  
FXUS01 KWBC 050748  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
247 AM EST SAT JAN 05 2019  
 
VALID 12Z SAT JAN 05 2019 - 12Z MON JAN 07 2019  
 
...RAIN CONTINUES FOR PARTS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST ON  
SATURDAY...  
 
...WIDESPREAD RAIN, MOUNTAIN SNOWS, AND WIND EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH  
OF THE WEST THIS WEEKEND....  
 
...MUCH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES LIKELY FROM THE CENTRAL PLAINS  
INTO THE EASTERN STATES THROUGH THE WEEKEND...  
 
LOW PRESSURE OVER THE MID-ATLANTIC OVERNIGHT WILL CONTINUE  
TRACKING TO THE NORTHEAST OFF THE EAST COAST INTO SUNDAY.  
WIDESPREAD RAINFALL, LOCALLY HEAVY AT TIMES, IS EXPECTED TO COME  
TO AN END FOR MOST ON SATURDAY, WITH SOME PRECIPITATION LINGERING  
INTO SUNDAY ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST. TEMPERATURES ACROSS MUCH  
OF THE EAST, AS WELL AS BACK INTO THE CENTRAL U.S., SHOULD BE  
ABOVE TO MUCH ABOVE NORMAL THIS WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.  
DAYTIME HIGHS 20 TO 30 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ARE FORECAST ACROSS  
PARTS OF THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS.  
 
MEANWHILE OUT WEST, A SERIES OF STORMS WILL TAKE AIM AT THE WEST  
COAST THIS WEEKEND SUPPORTING WIDESPREAD RAIN, HEAVY MOUNTAIN  
SNOWS, AND GUSTY WINDS ACROSS CALIFORNIA/THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND  
INTO THE INTERIOR WEST AND FOUR CORNERS. RAINFALL SHOULD START  
ALONG THE WEST COAST BY EARLY TO MID-DAY SATURDAY, WITH LOCALLY  
HEAVY RAINFALL AND A MARGINAL FLASH FLOOD THREAT POSSIBLE  
ESPECIALLY FOR FAVORED UPSLOPE REGIONS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.  
SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THE NORTHERN  
CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS AND THE SIERRA NEVADA RANGE WHERE 1 TO 2+  
FEET ARE POSSIBLE. IN ADDITION TO PRECIPITATION, GUSTY WINDS ARE  
ALSO EXPECTED TO ACCOMPANY THIS SYSTEM WITH HIGH WIND WARNINGS,  
WATCHES, AND ADVISORIES IN EFFECT ACROSS PARTS OF OREGON, MUCH OF  
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, AND PORTIONS OF NEVADA. PRECIPITATION SPREADS  
EASTWARD BY SUNDAY WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND MOUNTAIN SNOWS  
LIKELY ACROSS THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST AND THE SOUTHWEST. THE UPPER  
LEVEL SYSTEM EJECTS INTO THE PLAINS BY MONDAY WITH RAINFALL LIKELY  
TO DEVELOP ALONG THE COLD FRONT ACROSS THE UPPER/MIDDLE  
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND BACK INTO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS.  
 
SANTORELLI  
 
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