853  
FXUS01 KWBC 240658  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
257 AM EDT SUN MAR 24 2019  
 
VALID 12Z SUN MAR 24 2019 - 12Z TUE MAR 26 2019  
 
...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE PLAINS TO THE SOUTHEAST AND  
RAIN/SNOW RETURNS TO THE WEST COAST...  
 
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CURRENTLY OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL  
CONTINUE TRACKING EASTWARD AND PRODUCE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS  
FROM THE GULF COAST TO THE OHIO VALLEY AND THEN TO THE MID  
ATLANTIC BY MONDAY. SOME SEVERE STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM  
NORTHEAST TEXAS TO SOUTHERN MISSOURI ON SUNDAY AS MOISTURE  
COMBINES WITH WIND SHEAR ALOFT. PARTS OF THE DEEP SOUTH MAY HAVE  
STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS ON MONDAY ALTHOUGH NOT QUITE AS  
WIDESPREAD. MOST LOCATIONS AFFECTED SHOULD HAVE UNDER A HALF INCH  
OF RAINFALL THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY, EXCEPT LOCALLY OVER AN INCH  
WHERE ORGANIZED THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY DEVELOPS.  
 
ACROSS THE WESTERN U.S., A PACIFIC COLD FRONT WORKING ITS WAY  
INLAND WILL USHER IN A PLUME OF DEEP MOISTURE MAINLY OVER NORTHERN  
CALIFORNIA. HEAVY SNOW IS LIKELY FOR THE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA  
AND THE SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS, AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN FOR THE  
VALLEY LOCATIONS AND NEAR THE COAST. LIGHTER PRECIPITATION IS  
EXPECTED ACROSS OREGON AND WASHINGTON.  
 
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE MILD TO WARM ACROSS THE SOUTHERN  
TIER OF THE NATION ON SUNDAY WITH HIGHS IN THE 70S AND 80S FROM  
TEXAS TO FLORIDA, AND 60S EXTENDING NORTHWARD ACROSS THE  
MID-ATLANTIC REGION, FOLLOWED BY SLIGHTLY COOLER WEATHER BY  
MONDAY. IT WILL REMAIN QUITE CHILLY FROM THE NORTHERN PLAINS TO  
NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND AS A LARGE CANADIAN SURFACE HIGH GOVERNS THE  
WEATHER PATTERN.  
 
D. HAMRICK  
 
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