Forecasters predicted cold and dry weather throughout much of the northern part of the country on Saturday, as temperatures in the Northern Plains were expected to struggle to rise above 0 degrees.
Scattered snow showers were likely to fall from the Dakotas through Minnesota, while more steady snow was expected in the Great Lakes states.
The Northeast was expected to experience temperatures in the 30s, with temperatures in the teens expected in southern New England.
Rain was forecast along the Gulf Coast, in the Mississippi Valley and parts of California.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Friday ranged from a low of minus 18 degrees at Watertown, N.Y., to a high of 74 degrees at West Kendall, Fla.
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