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Snow will continue for portions of the Northern Plains and Great Lakes through early Wednesday morning as an area of low pressure continues to move eastward. Thunderstorms will move into portions of northern Florida from the Gulf of Mexico as they develop across the Gulf of Mexico ahead of a cold front. An area of low pressure intensifying off the East Coast will bring heavy snow to the Northeast through Friday. Fog will continue for portions of the southern Texas coast through early evening. Elevated winds and seas will continue for portions of the Gulf of Mexico through Tuesday evening in association with a cold front.

  • Snow Continuing for the Northern Plains through Early Wednesday
  • Thunderstorms Tuesday for Portions of Florida
  • Fog through Tuesday Afternoon for the Southern Texas Coast
  • Elevated Winds and Seas for Portions of the Gulf of Mexico through Tuesday Evening
  • Snow for the Northeast through Friday

US Hazards Tuesday, March 6, 2018US Hazards

Spring 2018 Weather Forecast

Snow Continuing for the Northern Plains through Early Wednesday
Snow is continuing for the Northern Plains and Great Lakes as an area of low pressure continues to move eastward. Precipitation will wind down for portions of the Plains Tuesday morning. Across western North Dakota, snowfall totals will range 10-16 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 20 inches. For central and eastern North Dakota, snowfall amounts of 5-7 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of a foot are forecast in addition to ice accumulations up to 0.10 inch through Tuesday afternoon. Wind gusts of 35-45 mph will allow for blowing snow and low visibilities. 

Across western South Dakota, snow will continue through Tuesday morning. Total snow accumulations will range 2-5 inches with locally heavier amounts in excess of 6 inches are expected. Winds of 50-65 mph will create blizzard conditions. For central portions of South Dakota, snow accumulations of 8-10 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of a foot are forecast. Winds 40-50 mph will allow for blowing snow and low visibilities. Across eastern South Dakota, snowfall amounts will range 3-7 inches with locally higher amounts through Tuesday afternoon. Winds in excess of 30 mph will allow for blowing snow and low visibilities. For northern Nebraska, snow accumulations of 2-4 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 6 inches are expected.

For portions of central Minnesota, 6-10 inches of snow are forecast through Tuesday afternoon. Across southern Minnesota, snowfall accumulations will range 4-8 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 10 inches. In northern Iowa, snow amounts will range 3-5 inches.

Further east into Wisconsin, snow amounts will range 6-10 inches across northwestern areas. For southwestern, central, and eastern Wisconsin, 4-8 inches of snow with locally higher amounts in excess of 10 inches are expected. Across northern Illinois, snowfall accumulations will range 1-3 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 4 inches through early Wednesday morning. For southern Michigan, 1-3 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 4 inches are forecast through Tuesday evening.

Major Cities in Region: Minot, ND, Bismarck, ND, Pierre, SD, Sioux Falls, SD, International Falls, MN, Minneapolis, MN, Green Bay, WI, Milwaukee, WI, Chicago, IL, Lansing, MI

Region 1Tuesday, March 6, 2018Region 1

Thunderstorms Tuesday for Portions of Florida
Thunderstorms may develop on Tuesday ahead of a cold front across the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. As they push onshore, they will have the potential to become strong to severe. Gusty winds will be the primary hazard with these storms, however, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, 

Major Cities in Region: Apalachicola, FL, Tampa, FL

Region 2 Tuesday, March 6, 2018Region 2

Fog through Tuesday Afternoon for the Southern Texas Coast
Fog will continue for the southern Texas Coast through Tuesday afternoon ahead of a weak front. Visibilities will be less than a mile at times. 

Region 3 Tuesday, March 6, 2018Region 3

Elevated Winds and Seas for Portions of the Gulf of Mexico through Tuesday Evening
A cold front is forecast to push through the Gulf of Mexico through the evening. Ahead of the front, winds will be southerly to southwesterly at 10-15 knots. Behind the front, winds will be northerly to northeasterly at 20-28 knots with gusts in excess of 32 knots. Swells will range 3-5 feet near the shore and 6-8 feet in the deeper waters.

Region 4 Tuesday, March 6, 2018Region 4

Snow for the Northeast through Friday
An area of low pressure developing off the East Coast will bring snow to much of the Northeast through Friday. Snow will begin Wednesday evening across portions of central and eastern Pennsylvania. Snow accumulations will range 4-8 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 10 inches. Across eastern Pennsylvania, 8-14 inches of snow with locally higher amounts in excess of 18 inches are forecast through early Thursday morning.

Across northern New Jersey and southern New York, 5-10 inches of snow with locally higher amounts in excess of a foot are expected. Across Long Island, 4-8 inches of snow with locally higher amounts are expected. For extreme southeastern New York, 8-14 inches are forecast with locally higher amounts in excess of 18 inches are forecast through Thursday morning. Across central and eastern New York, 6-10 inches of snow are expected with locally higher amounts in excess of a foot are expected. Further north across northern New York, 4-8 inches of snow are expected in the lower elevations and 8-12 inches in the higher elevations. 

Snow accumulations will range 8-14 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 18 inches for portions of western Connecticut through Thursday morning. For eastern Connecticut into Rhode Island, 4-8 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 10 inches are forecast. 

For much of western and central Massachusetts, 8-12 inches of snow with locally higher amounts are expected in the lower elevations through Thursday evening. In the higher elevations, 12-15 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 18 inches are forecast. Along the coast of Massachusetts, 6-14 inches of snow with locally higher amounts in excess of 15 inches are expected. Winds will range 20-30 mph with gusts in excess of 40 mph.

For southern portions of Vermont and New Hampshire, 8-12 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 14 inches are expected in the lower elevations. In the higher elevations, snowfall amounts will range 12-15 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 18 inches. Across northern and central portions of Vermont and New Hampshire, 10-14 inches of snow with locally higher amounts in excess of 16 inches are forecast in the lower elevations. In the higher elevations, snow accumulations will range 14-18 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 21 inches.

Into western and central Maine, 10-14 inches of snow with locally higher amounts in excess of 16 inches are forecast in the lower elevations. For the higher elevations, 14-18 inches with locally higher amounts in excess of 21 inches are expected. Across central and eastern Maine, snowfall totals of 6-12 inches are forecast. Along the southeastern coast of Maine, 6-14 inches of snow with locally higher amounts in excess of 15 inches are expected.

Major Cities in Region: Philadelphia, PA, Albany, NY, Burlington, VT, Boston, MA, Augusta, ME, Bangor, ME, Caribou, ME

Region 5 Tuesday, March 6, 2018Region 5

A Look Ahead
Showers and thunderstorms may develop across the Southeast into the Ohio Valley on Saturday in association with an area of low pressure. There will be the potential for snow across the Great Lakes Sunday as an area of low pressure moves through the region.

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