Snow frosted peaks in the Rockies and Northwest Thursday and a cold front made for a chilly Thanksgiving in the Midwest one day after a mid-autumn warmup broke high temperature records in 25 cities.
Snow advisories were posted for the mountains of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Colorado. As much as a foot of snow was forecast for the western mountains and passes of Montana, the National Weather Service said.Rain was scattered across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania.
Temperatures Wednesday climbed into the 60s and 70s in the Midwest, but a cold front turned things around quickly, dropping temperatures by 10 to 20 degrees late in the day.
Early morning readings were in the 30s and 40s in the region, dropping to the 20s in the northern Plains.
Elsewhere, temperatures were in the 30s in the Rockies, Southwest and East, 40s in the Pacific Northwest, and 50s and 60s in Texas and Florida.