The heaviest morning precipitation was expected to fall as rain along the coast of the Southeast, but snow was likely to increase from the Ohio Valley through the Northeast. The storm wasn't expected to be nearly as intense as the blizzard that occurred earlier this week, but many areas were still projected to receive a few inches of new snow.
Some areas in southern New England and along the Mid-Atlantic coast were warm enough to experience areas of sleet or freezing rain. In the West, a large trough of low pressure was moving into the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains, prolonging snow expected to be fairly widespread from Idaho through Minnesota and south through Colorado. Gusty winds there were expected to make driving difficult.
Some precipitation was likely in the state of Washington, but California was projected to have a high pressure system that would keep the region and adjacent areas of the Southwest dry.
Temperatures in the Northeast were expected to increase into the 20s and 30s, while the Southeast was expected to reach the 30s, and 40s aside from Florida which was likely to rise into the 70s.
Temperature forecasts for the Northwest were in the 30s, 40s, and 50s, while California was likely to see temperatures in the 50s, 60s, and even some 70s.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Friday ranged from a morning low of -22 degrees at Berlin, N.H., to a high of 84 degrees at Plant City, Fla.