The heaviest precipitation was expected across the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. A combination of gusty winds, ice, snow and rain was expected to produce very uncomfortable conditions.
Strong to severe thunderstorms were anticipated from southern Texas to portions of the Lower Mississippi Valley. Large hail and damaging gusts were possible.
Across the north and central Great Plains, drier conditions were expected Tuesday afternoon and throughout the northeastern U.S. on Tuesday night. But showers and thunderstorms were expected over the Gulf States on Wednesday morning.
Elsewhere, scattered snow showers were possible over portions of the Intermountain West and Rockies. A weak system should drop into the Dakotas Tuesday night, triggering mainly light snow.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Tuesday ranged from a morning low of 6 degrees at Stanley, Idaho, to a midday high of 94 degrees at Del Rio, Texas.
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