Snow and rain continued to fall over parts of the Midwest early Thursday, while the Southwest had clear skies.
In the Midwest, rain and snow showers were expected across the upper Mississippi Valley and the northern Plains.
Rain showers were forecast across the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic, with wintry precipitation in the western Northeast states and eastern Ohio Valley. Scattered thunderstorms were expected across Florida.
Periods of brief heavy rainfall were anticipated at lower elevations in the Pacific Northwest, northern California and northern Great Basin. Snow showers were expected in higher elevations.
Partly cloudy skies and dry conditions were forecast in the Desert Southwest, southern California, Rockies, and southern and central Plains.
High temperatures on Thursday were expected in the 20s to 40s in the upper Mississippi Valley; 40 and 50s in the Northeast, Rockies and Pacific Northwest; 50s and 60s in the central Plains and California; and 60s and 70s in the Desert Southwest.
Wednesday's temperatures around the Lower 48 states ranged from a high of 86 in Twentynine Palms, Calif., to a morning low of 1 above zero at Wolf Point, Mont. The lowest wind chill was 9 below zero at Wolf Point.
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