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Snow is expected for portions of the Great Lakes into the Northeast from Thursday afternoon through Saturday morning as an area of low pressure moves across the region. Across northern Maine, snow will continue through Thursday afternoon as an upper level trough moves eastward. Heavy rainfall is forecast for portions of California, the Tennessee Valley, and the Northeast. Elevated winds and seas are expected for portions of the Gulf of Mexico through Friday morning in the wake of a cold front.

  • Snow for the Great Lakes and Northeast through Saturday Morning
  • Continued Snow Thursday for Northern Maine
  • Excessive Rainfall for Portions of California on Thursday
  • Heavy Rainfall Thursday for the Tennessee Valley
  • Potential for Heavy Rainfall across the Northeast on Thursday
  • Continued Heavy Rain Friday for the Northeast
  • Snow for Portions of the Rockies Friday and Saturday
  • Elevated Winds and Seas through Friday Morning for Portions of the Gulf of Mexico

US Hazards for Thursday, March 1, 2018US Hazards

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Snow for the Great Lakes and Northeast through Saturday Morning
Rain will continue to change over to snow through the morning and early afternoon as an area of low pressure moves across the Great Lakes. Snowfall accumulations of 1-3 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 4 inches are expected for portions of southern Michigan and Northern Indiana. Across southeastern Michigan, 3-5 inches of snow are forecast with locally higher amounts in excess of 6 inches through Friday morning. 

From eastern Ohio into northern Pennsylvania, snowfall amounts will range 1-3 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 4 inches from Thursday evening through early Saturday morning. Winds gusting in excess of 30 mph will allow for blowing snow and low visibilities. Across western New York, 8-12 inches of snow are expected with locally higher amounts in excess of 14 inches. For central and eastern New York, 6-12 inches of snow with locally higher amounts in excess of 15 inches are forecast. Across southeastern New York including New York City, 1-2 inches of snow with locally higher amounts in excess of 4 inches are expected through Saturday. For portions of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, snowfall totals will range 4-6 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 8 inches. Winds will range 30-40 mph with gusts in excess of 50 mph at times.

Major Cities in Region: Lansing, MI, Detroit, MI, Cleveland, OH, Buffalo, NY, Syracuse, NY, Albany, NY, New York City, NY, Boston, MA

Region 1 Thursday, March 1, 2018Region 1

Continued Snow Thursday for Northern Maine
Snow will continue for portions of northern Maine through Thursday afternoon as an upper level trough moves across the region. Snowfall accumulations of 4-6 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 8 inches are expected. 

Major Cities in Region: Caribou, ME

Region 2 Thursday, March 1, 2018Region 2

Excessive Rainfall for Portions of California on Thursday
An area of low pressure moving inland from the Pacific will bring multiple rounds of heavy rainfall to portions of California as the associated cold front moves onshore. Rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches are expected, leading to a threat for local runoff and mudslides.

Major Cities in Region: Eureka, CA, San Francisco, CA, Sacramento, CA, Fresno, CA

Excessive Rainfall Risk Outline for Thursday, March 1, 2018Excessive Rainfall Risk Outline for Thursday

Heavy Rainfall Thursday for the Tennessee Valley
Heavy rain is likely across the Tennessee Valley as an area of low pressure and warm front lifts northward. Rainfall totals will range 0.50-1.50 inches with locally higher amounts are expected. Given recent rainfall, flooding will be a concern.

Major Cities in Region: Memphis, TN, Nashville, TN, Huntsville, AL, Knoxville, TN

Excessive Rainfall Risk Outline for Thursday, March 1, 2018Excessive Rainfall Risk Outline for Thursday

Potential for Heavy Rainfall across the Northeast on Thursday
An area of low pressure and associated warm front will move northward throughout the day, bringing moderate to heavy rainfall to the region. Rainfall amounts ranging 0.50-1.00 inch with locally higher amounts in excess of an inch are forecast. 

Major Cities in Region: Pittsburgh, PA, Altoona, PA

Excessive Rainfall Risk Outline for Thursday, March 1, 2018Excessive Rainfall Risk Outline for Thursday

Continued Heavy Rain Friday for the Northeast
Heavy rainfall will continue for portions of the Northeast as an area of low pressure moves further offshore. Rainfall totals of 1-3 inches with locally higher amounts are expected. Given previous days’ rainfall, there will be an increased risk for flooding.

Major Cities in Region: Albany, NY, New York City, NY, Providence, RI, Boston, MA

Excessive Rainfall Risk Outline for Friday, March 2, 2018Excessive Rainfall Risk Outline for Friday

Snow for Portions of the Rockies Friday and Saturday
An area of low pressure moving into the Pacific Northwest will continue to move eastward on Friday, bringing snow to portions of Idaho and Utah Friday into Saturday. Across Utah, 5-8 inches of snow are forecast for the valleys and 12-16 inches for the mountains. Across southeastern Idaho, snow accumulations of 2-5 inches are expected for the valleys and 8-12 inches in the mountains.

Major Cities in Region: Salt Lake City, UT, Pocatello, ID

Region 3 Thurday, March 1, 2018Region 3

Elevated Winds and Seas through Friday Morning for Portions of the Gulf of Mexico
Elevated winds and seas will continue for portions of the Gulf of Mexico through Friday morning in the wake of a cold front. Winds will range 20-25 knots with gusts in excess of 30 knots. Seas of 4-6 feet are expected.

Region 4 Thursday, March 1, 2018Region 4

A Look Ahead
An area of low pressure is forecast to move across portions of the Northern Plains early next week. With cold air in place, there will be the potential for snow across the region Monday into Tuesday. While there is still some uncertainty in amounts, several inches of snow are possible. 

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