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Updated: 11:10 PM GMT on November 25, 2014
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Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A low pressure system developed over the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, while a separate system brought snow showers to the Intermountain West.

A strong low pressure system moved northeastward over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. This system ushered heavy rain and strong thunderstorms across the Southeast on Tuesday. Tornado warnings were issued in eastern Florida, while flash flood watches were issued across Florida and southern Georgia. Nasa Shuttle, Fla., reported a midday total of 3.19 inches of rain. Zephyrhills, Fla., reported a midday total of 2.21 inches of rain. In addition, winter storm warnings were issued across western North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, southeast New York, Connecticut, Massachusettes, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine in anticipation of a strong NorÂ’easter event.

Meanwhile, winter storm warnings and high wind warnings were issued across the northern Rockies as an area of low pressure moved across the region. Forestgrove, Mont., reported a midday total of 2.0 inches of snow. Livingston, Mont., recorded wind speeds of 68 mph. Lighter snow showers developed over the northern Plains, as winter weather advisories were issued in North Dakota and northeast South Dakota. An arctic air mass brought bitter cold air back to the northern Plains and the upper Midwest. Bigfork, Minn., recorded a morning low of -5 degrees.

Out west, rainy weather persisted across the Pacific Northwest, while high elevation snow showers developed over the northern Cascades. Tacoma, Wash., reported a midday total of 1.02 inches of rain. High pressure kept conditions dry across the Great Basin and the Southwest on Tuesday.


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