Rain showers were expected to change to snow Saturday in parts of the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Pacific Northwest. The nation's central states will likely stay dry, but under partly cloudy skies.
Heavy snow was forecast in upstate New York and New England, with accumulations totaling up to 8 inches. Snow showers also were forecast in northern Wisconsin, Minnesota and upper Michigan.
Much of the Mississippi Valley and the Plains will be under partly cloudy skies as a high pressure system lingers over the region.
In the West, rainy conditions were predicted in the northern Rockies, Great Basin and Pacific Northwest. Snow was expected in higher elevations.
High temperatures on Saturday were expected in the 20s to 40s in the upper Mississippi Valley; 30s and 50s in the Northeast, Great Lakes region and Tennessee Valley; 40s to low 80s in the Southeast; 40s and 60s in the Plains, the Rockies and Pacific Northwest; 60s and 70s in California and the Desert Southwest.
Friday's temperatures around the Lower 48 states ranged from a low of 7 degrees in Wolf Point, Mont., to a midday high of 88 degrees in Los Alamitos, Calif.
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