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Another winter storm will affect the Northeast, but will not bring heavy snow to the area as in past storms.

Instead, the main effect of this storm will be the strong wind it will produce in the Northeast as it moves through the area and out into the Canadian Martimes. Several areas will get a couple inches of new snow, complicating travel in combination with the strong winds.

Scattered snow showers are also likely in the Upper Midwest, but this activity will diminish in the afternoon. The strong wind, however, will continue throughout the day. Wind advisories are in effect for some areas of the Plains and Upper Midwest in anticipation of the strong winds that will blow through the area.

In the West, a strong Pacific storm will slam into California, finally bringing an end to the long-standing dry spell that has gripped the state. Rain and high elevation snow will eventually spread through the northern part of the state, with snow falling in the northern Sierra Nevadas in the afternoon and evening.

The middle part of the country will be dry, with warmer temperatures spilling into the Plains.

The Northeast will rise into the 30s and 40s, while the Southeast will see temperatures in the 60s and 70s. The Southern Plains will rise into the 70s, while the Southwest will see temperatures in the 70s. The Northwest will rise into the 30s and 40s.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Sunday ranged from a morning low of -11 degrees at Presque Isle, Maine, to a high of 86 degrees at Edenton, N.C.



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