Saturday, December 26th 2009 Weather Outlook

26 12 2009

Saturday’s Weather Outlook; Plains/Midwest/Great Lakes/Northeast System, Southwest System

On Saturday, a system will cotninue to slowly push through the Midwest and Great Lakes, while a new system begins to affect the Southwest. Rain will be likely in portions of the Northeast, associated with the Midwest and Great Lakes system. Freezing rain will be likely in portions of the Appalachians and interior Northeast. Ice accumulations of under 0.25″ are possible. In the Plains, Midwest, and Great Lakes, snow will be likely on the backside of the system. A stronger disturbance rotating around the main system will likely produce a stah of heavy snowfall from Missouri up into Illinois. Accumulation up to and over 6″ are likely. In the Southwest, a new system will begin to affect the region. Showers and storms will be likely, along with accumulating snow in portions of the Cascades and Sierra. Below are the thunderstorm and snowfall outlooks for Saturday.