Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A late season winter storm developed across the northern Plains as a low pressure system slide off the northern Rockies on Tuesday. The system brought cooler temperatures in with it, which allowed for snow showers to spread across North and South Dakota, moving eastward into Minnesota into the evening hours. Snowfall totals varied around 2 to 3 inches for the North Dakota by midday on Tuesday. Winter weather advisories have been issued for parts of North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin as 2 to 4 inches of snow and strong winds were anticipated into the evening hours. The southern side of this system created rain showers for the central Plains and the mid-Mississippi River Valley with rainfall totals ranging around a half of an inch. The heaviest rainfall for this system was reported at Chillicothe, Missouri with a midday total of 1.15 inches of rain. Nebraska City, Nebraska reported a midday total of 0.80 inches of rain.

Meanwhile out West, another system moved over the Pacific Northwest and across the Intermountain West, which created a winter storm for Idaho and Montana. Winter storm warnings have been issued for the region as 2 to 4 inches of snow were likely at elevations above 4,000 feet. This created dangerous roads and travel conditions for the region.

Meanwhile in the Southeast, rain showers finally came to an end as a cold front moved offshore and into the Atlantic Ocean. A few coastal showers persisted for northeastern Florida, southern Georgia, and South Carolina before this system moved away from the region in the afternoon and evening hours.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Tuesday have ranged from a morning low of -40 degrees at Atlantis, La. to a midday high of 86 degrees at Brady, Texas