Super Warm Weather for Spring Break, But It’s Still Snowing in Some Places

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Expect a mixed bag of weather depending on where you are across the country this week, as Florida will see very warm weather, while other places will receive more snow, and a severe weather outbreak is looming; plus, more of today’s weather news and forecast.

Super warm weather arrives for spring break

Florida is going to see very warm temperatures for spring break, with temperatures forecast to be in the upper 80s this week.

Today, Orlando will see a high near 88, about 10 degrees above normal. Daytona Beach in Palm Coast will be 83, Winterhaven 88, Kissimmee, Ocala, and The Villages will all reach 89.

Melbourne may be the coolest place at 81.

Mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid-to-upper 80s are in store for Central Florida throughout the week.

The Gulf Coast is also anticipating above-average temperatures this week, so expect warm beach conditions from Texas to Florida.

Weather briefs

Here are a few quick highlights of what you can expect for weather conditions in the week ahead.

Heavy snow in the north this week?

Winter still isn’t over, the potential for heavy snow remains in the northern US this week, and the following states could see snowfall mid-to-late week:

Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Northern Michigan.

Potential for severe weather in the South

A clash of air masses will occur over the Midwest mid-to-late week bringing the potential for severe weather to once again strike the South.

Soggy week ahead

Today begins with rain showers spanning from Texas to the East Coast, north into the central plains and east across the Ohio Valley.

Wintry mix

Expect mixed precipitation across parts of the west, northwest and the northern Rockies, as well as the upper midwest and into the New England states.

Lower than normal temperatures

Some areas could see lower than normal temperatures throughout the week and into the weekend ranging from 10-to-15 degrees below average.

Massive snowfall in the Sierra

Travelers trying to make their way through the Sierra in California and into Lake Tahoe saw the Highway Patrol close I-80 and Highway 50 due to over three foot of snow in the area, whiteout conditions and holding of traffic as part of avalanche control.

The bad news for skiers who may have wanted to take advantage of these late-season conditions, due to coronavirus fears, most ski resorts are closed.

Today’s US highs

West: San Francisco 54, Los Angeles 58, Reno 43, Las Vegas 70, Salt Lake City 63, Denver 61.

Northwest & Northern Rockies: Seattle 53, Portland 56, Boise 59, Billings 30, Bismarck 32, Rapid City 34, Cheyenne 47.

Southwest: Phoenix 78, Albuquerque 69, El Paso 80, San Antonio 77, Brownsville 81.

Central & Upper Midwest: Lubbock 64, Dallas 69, Oklahoma City 59, Kansas City 47, Minneapolis 41, Madison 42.

Ohio Valley: Chicago 41, St. Louis 46, Detroit 47, Cincinnati 52, Indianapolis 47.

South: Houston 76, New Orleans 81, Memphis 54, Atlanta 56, Charlotte 54, Jacksonville 76, Tampa 87, Miami 80.

East: Norfolk 54, Washington, D.C. 57, Buffalo 49, New York 45, Boston 37, Bangor 24.