By: Meteorologist Phil Genskow
Updated: Feb 25th 2019

US Weather Spotlight: 12-13-18

Low pressure system moves through the Red River Valley today, ending up near the AR/LA state line by Friday morning. The majority of the precipitation with this system will be rain and a few storms, however rain will become mixed with or change to snow in parts of the TX panhandle and north central TX. A dusting up to an inch is possible in the panhandle, and some in north central TX could get up to 4 inches before the snow ends. Winds will continue to be strong in the southern Plains, where wind advisories and high wind warnings are in effect, with sustained winds 20-35mph with gusts to 40-45mph in the advisory areas and sustained winds 30-40mph with gusts to 50-60mph in the warning areas. Rain chances will make it northeast into the Great Lakes region and east to the southeastern states tonight. 

Light precipitation will be possible today in MN and the northeast as two separate weaker systems move through those regions.

More rain and snow in the northwest with 1 to 2 feet of snow possible in the WA Cascades and lighter amounts further east in northeast WA, northern ID, and northwest MT in the 2-6 inch range.  


Total liquid accumulations
Total liquid accumulations by Friday am
Total liquid accumulations
Total liquid accumulations by Friday am
 Snow probabilities > 4 inches
Snow probabilities > 4 inches by Friday am