300  
FXUS01 KWBC 150737  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
336 AM EDT FRI MAR 15 2019  
 
VALID 12Z FRI MAR 15 2019 - 12Z SUN MAR 17 2019  
   
..SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVE THROUGH THE EAST ON FRIDAY
 
 
...QUIET WEATHER THROUGH THE SHORT RANGE PERIOD FOR MUCH OF THE  
COUNTRY THIS WEEKEND...  
 
THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WHICH BROUGHT BLIZZARD CONDITIONS, HEAVY  
RAINFALL, AND SEVERE WEATHER TO PARTS OF THE PLAINS AND MIDWEST  
THIS WEEK HAS PUSHED WELL INTO CANADA THIS MORNING. SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG THE ATTENDANT COLD FRONT AS IT PASSES THROUGH  
THE EAST TODAY ARE LIKELY, WITH SHOWERS ALSO LINGERING ALONG THE  
GULF COAST AND FLORIDA INTO SUNDAY. ANOTHER WARM DAY IS IN STORE  
FOR THE EAST, BUT TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO RETURN TO NEAR OR  
BELOW NORMAL VALUES THIS WEEKEND FOLLOWING THE COLD FRONTAL  
PASSAGE. GUSTY WINDS MAY CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY ACROSS PARTS OF THE  
OHIO VALLEY AND GREAT LAKES, WITH MAINLY LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW  
SHOWERS ALSO POSSIBLE THROUGH SATURDAY AS ANOTHER WEAKER COLD  
FRONT PASSES THROUGH. MODERATE TO MAJOR RIVER FLOODING ACROSS  
PARTS OF THE MISSISSIPPI AND MISSOURI RIVER VALLEYS MAY ALSO  
PERSIST INTO THE WEEKEND.  
 
THE WEATHER ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE COUNTRY SHOULD BE RATHER QUIET  
THROUGH THE SHORT RANGE PERIOD WITH TEMPERATURES NEAR OR BELOW  
NORMAL FOR MOST. THE BIGGEST DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL ARE FORECAST  
TO BE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY  
WHERE DAYTIME HIGHS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY COULD BE 10 TO 20+ DEGREES  
BELOW NORMAL. TEMPERATURES FOR THE WEST COAST STATES SHOULD HOVER  
NEAR OR JUST ABOVE AVERAGE FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.  
 
SANTORELLI  
 
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