The storm was to carry a moderate amount of precipitation that will instigate mostly rain from the Central Plains through the Mississippi Valley. Some thunderstorms were also expected. West of the storm, scattered high elevation snow was forecast to form through the Rockies.
A high-pressure system anchored over the eastern third of the country was expected to keep the Eastern Seaboard dry.
Another high-pressure system was to provide dry conditions west of the Rockies.
Meanwhile, generally cold air was forecast to keep temperatures mild to cool throughout the country, except for southern Texas and Florida.
Strong winds were expected to continue from the Southwest through the Lower Mississippi Valley. Some areas of Texas and New Mexico experienced strong winds on Friday; this was forecast to continue on Saturday. This strong wind was forecast to create high fire danger in the same areas.
The Northeast was expected to rise into the 30s and 40s, while the Southeast was to see temperatures in the 70s and 80s. The Northern Plains was to rise into the 30s and 40s, while the Southern Plains was forecast to see temperatures in the 70s and 80s. The Northwest was to rise into the 40s, 50s, and 60s.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Friday ranged from a low of 1 degrees at Kenton, Mich. to a high of 91 degrees at Pecos, Texas.