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Updated: 12:02 AM GMT on March 28, 2015
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Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, March 27, 2015

Active weather persisted for much of the nation on Friday, as multiple weather features affected the country. In the East, a low pressure system moved offshore of the East Coast and into the Atlantic Ocean. However, the back side of this system allowed for a few more rain showers to persist for parts of the mid-Atlantic states and southern New England. Heaviest rainfall for the region was reported at Quantico, Virginia with a midday total of 0.83 inches of rain. Rainfall totals for most areas remained less than a half of an inch on Friday. Cooler temperatures along the northern side of this system allowed for scattered snow showers to develop across the Ohio River Valley and into the Northeast. Snowfall totals remained less than a an inch or two for most of these areas. Cold air poured in behind this trough of low pressure as high pressure built across the Eastern Valleys and pulled cooler air in from Canada. This allowed for high temperatures to range from 10 to 20 degrees below seasonal for parts of the Eastern states. Frost and freeze advisories remained in effect for the Tennessee Valley as early morning low temperatures dropped into the lower and mid-30s.

Behind this system in the Plains, a small trough of low pressure moved across the northern Plains but had sufficient moisture and energy to create some late season snowfall for North and South Dakotas. Heaviest snowfall was reported at Pierre, South Dakota with a midday total of 4.5 inches of snow, while most areas saw 1 to 2 inches of new snow.

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