Scattered rain and snow showers are expected in the west today, thanks to a trough of low pressure, but the more significant precipitation will be found further east, thanks to a frontal boundary that will slowly move east, beginning from the southern Plains to the Midwest to New England today. Several inches of snow are likely in the Wasatch Range in Utah and in parts of the Rockies today with some lingering chances into the weekend. Some snow accumulation is expected eastward through the weekend as a lot of areas in the central Plains, Midwest, and northeast will begin as rain and changeover to snow for a period of time before precipitation ends. The main focal point for precipitation over the weekend will be in the vicinity of the front where heavier downpours will be possible in the Ohio River Valley, southeastern states, Mid Atlantic, and northeast, along with a few severe storms possible later today in parts of the southern Plains, then a lesser threat into parts of Dixie Alley on Saturday.
total liquid accumulations through the weekend
snow probabilities > 4 inches by Saturday am
snow probabilities > 1 inch late tonight through late Saturday night.