Updated: Thursday, 07 Mar 2013, 5:04 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 07 Mar 2013, 4:34 AM EST
Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, March 07, 2013. A strong storm continued to bring a mix of rain and snow to the coast of New England Thursday as it gradually moved away from the coast. Snow may continue into the evening mainly over Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. This storm also left strong wind in its wake after a busy day from moving through the Mid Atlantic on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, scattered rain and high elevation snow continued through the West, with the heaviest of this precipitation falling from the Northwest through the Northern Rockies. This will be in prelude to a strong Pacific storm make its way into the Southwest on Friday. This storm will have the capability of producing heavy rain and high elevation snow from the Southwest through the Southern Rockies over the weekend.
The Northeast rose into the 30s and 40s, while the Southeast saw a range of temperatures from the 40s in Tennessee to the 70s in Florida. The Southwest rose into the 60s and 70s, while the Northwest saw temperatures in the 40s and 50s.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday have ranged from a morning low of -14 degrees at Bigfork, Minn. to a midday high of 82 degrees at Pampa, Texas