Happy Valentine’s Day from AskPatty!
Valentine’s Day weather is looking snowy and cold for much of the nation, according to the WeatherChannel’s national weather report. Be very careful on the highways, where treacherous road conditions can make travel dangerous. If you're expecting flowers from your beloved, be forewarned: flower shops in the worst-hit areas are likely to be delaying flower deliveries over the weekend.
Wherever you are, and regardless of the weather, we hope your heart is warm this Valentine’s Day.
In case you haven’t read the report, here are the highlights for Valentine’s Day weather:
In the Northeast, Winter Storm Pax will intensify as it climbs along the New England Coast and beyond, with snow accumulations of 12 to 18 inches likely from interior sections of Massachusetts to parts of New Hampshire and Maine. Blizzard conditions are possible across parts of Maine, and some areas could even get 20 inches of snow or more.
In the South, coastal areas from the Southeast to Florida will start out dry, with showers developing from Arkansas to Alabama. From Kentucky to Tennessee and northern Alabama, rain will turn to snow and precipitation will move into northern Georgia and the western Carolinas by Friday evening.
In the Midwest, relatively weak weather system will spread some very light snow from northeast Missouri through the Ohio Valley, though some wintry weather is expected from southeast Missouri to southern Illinois.
In the Northwest Cascades and Rockies, stormy weather continues with more rain and as much as 3 to 6 inches of snow.
The lucky folk in the Southwest will enjoy highs in the 60s and 70s for most areas and lower to middle 80s in the deserts.