- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 28, 2009

A major storm was expected to develop in the Southern Plains and move up across the eastern half of the country on Saturday.

The storm was to produce blizzard conditions over the far northern portion of Texas, parts of Oklahoma and Kansas during the first part of the day. Winter conditions were anticipated across the Central Plains into the Upper Midwest, with several inches of snow accumulation possible. On the other side of the storm, showers and thunderstorms were expected to roll across the Southeast and parts of the southern Mid-Atlantic states during the day, with some of the storms possibly turning severe. Heavy rain and strong winds were expected, with hail and a few tornados possible in the event of severe thunderstorms. However, the wet weather was to clear out of the Southern and Central Plains by the end of the day as the storm trekked eastward.

Out West, a storm was expected to bring heavy rainfall to the Pacific Northwest during the day, while snow was anticipated over the mountains farther inland. The Pacific Northwest was also expected to see gusty winds during the day. To the south, mostly sunny skies were expected in the Southwest on Saturday.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Friday ranged from a low of minus 11 degrees at Yellowstone, Wyo., to a high of 100 degrees at Weslaco, Texas.

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Weather Underground: https://www.wunderground.com

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