National Weather Summary for Thursday, December 18, 2014
by WeatherOps, on Dec 18, 2014 9:48:13 AM
Light to moderate snow will begin to taper off across the Northeast. Thunderstorms will develop late this afternoon and evening across Texas. Moderate to heavy rain is likely across the South Central Plains. In the Pacific Northwest, rain along the coast and snow in the mountains will be possible.
Periods of snow will continue across norther Maine as an area of low pressure lifts northeastward. 2-6 inches of additional snow will be possible. Across Texas, thunderstorms will be possible over the Big Bend by late afternoon or early evening as an upper level disturbance moves over Northern Mexico. Strong to severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds will be possible. The same upper level disturbance will induce a surface low over southern Texas and allow Gulf moisture to move northward into Louisiana and Eastern Texas, bringing heavy rain into the region. .5 to 2.5 inches of rain will be possible. In the Cascades, 2-4 inches of snow will be possible for elevations above 6000 feet.