Thursday April 24:
A low pressure system lingering off the New England coast, will produce scattered snow showers in Maine. Areas of the Mississippi Valley, Ohio Valley and the Southeast will be under fair skies with mild temperatures in the northern area, and warm temperatures in the southern parts. A low pressure system moving into the Midwest will help produce showers and thunderstorms into northern Louisiana, northern Mississippi, western Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, eastern Iowa, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. A potential for severe weather exists for northern Louisiana, and eastern Arkansas. Cooler temperatures are in the forecast for the Northern Great Plains, while warmer air is forecast for the Four Corners Area, and the Desert Southwest. Rain is in the forecast for areas west of the northern Rockies to the Pacific Northwest, with snow possible in the higher elevations.