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National Weather Summary for Friday, January 23, 2015

by WeatherOps, on Jan 23, 2015 9:44:30 AM

Showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are likely Friday along the Gulf Coast and Southeast; flash flooding will be possible. Across the Southeast coast and into the Florida Panhandle, a few severe thunderstorms with damaging winds will be possible. Across the Tennessee Valley and into the Appalachians, rain, snow, and sleet will be possible; freezing rain is possible for the higher elevations.

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An area of low pressure will lift northeastward from the Gulf Coast into the Southeast and Mid Atlantic allowing for showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall. 2-3 inches of rain will be possible in addition to flash flooding.

A few severe thunderstorms will be possible across the Florida Panhandle into the Southeast Coastal areas with the main threats being damaging winds, small hail, and a few tornadoes.

Across the Tennessee Valley into the Appalachians, a rain/snow/sleet mix will be possible, becoming rain by afternoon. By evening, rain will transition back to snow. 1-2 inches of snow will be possible. Across the Appalachians, light freezing rain and sleet will be possible; accumulations will be under a tenth of an inch, but elevated surfaces may see up to a quarter of an inch; localized power outages will be possible. Moderate to heavy snow will occur across the mountains of western Virginia into southern Maryland where 2-5 inches of snow are expected.

A clipper system and cold front will bring some light snow to the Upper Great Lakes through Friday; only allowing for light amounts of snow. No major impacts are expected.

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