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Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, March 04, 2014

An onshore flow from the Pacific will usher moderate to heavy precipitation across the West Coast on Tuesday, while rainy weather is expected to develop along the Gulf Coast.

Rainy weather will move across the West Coast on Tuesday as an onshore flow from the Pacific ushers precipitation across the region. Rain will be possible from Washington to central California, as well as the Great Basin. This system will also bring another round of heavy snow to the Cascades and the northern Rockies, while moderate snow showers are expected across the central Rockies. The southern California and Arizona deserts will stay mostly clear on Tuesday as high pressure builds along the coast of southern California.

Meanwhile, rain, freezing rain and snow will be possible just east of the Rockies over portions of Nebraska and Kansas. Along the southern Plains and the Gulf Coast, an onshore flow from the Gulf of Mexico will allow for rain to develop from southeastern Texas to Georgia. Freezing rain will also be possible, especially in eastern Texas and Louisiana. Along the northern tier of the country, a band of snow showers will trek eastward over the northern Plains, the upper Midwest, the Great Lakes and parts of the Northeast. Temperatures are expected to be 20 to 40 degrees below normal from the Plains to the Great Lakes.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of -36 degrees at Crane Lake, Minn. to a high of 84 degrees at Stuart, Fla.

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