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Today's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 8:45 AM EDT, October 13, 2015
UPDATED By WeatherBug's Dan Eiblum and James West
The heat in the central U.S. will mercifully end as cooler, more comfortable Canadian air pushes in, while South Carolinians finally stop doing the Rain Dance.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook Video.

A cold front pushing across the eastern Plains will touch off a shower or two in the Mid-Atlantic. A few drips and drabs will also fall along the Gulf Coast into the Appalachian Mountains. Thankfully, the rain will dry out by the time the front reaches the water-logged Carolinas.

Meanwhile, chilly air will push into the Midwest, keeping high temperatures in the 50s. Residents of the Great Plains, who saw afternoon temperatures soar into the 90s as far north as Nebraska on Sunday, will need to wear a sweater if not a light winter jacket this morning, as overnight low temperatures plummet into the 30s and 40s as far south as northern Kansas and Missouri. In fact, low temperatures will plunge into the 50s as far south as central Texas!

There will be perfect weather for outdoor activities in the Rockies, with comfortable temperatures and azure blue skies, while the Pacific Northwest will see partly to mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and patchy morning fog.

It will continue to be sunny and hot in California, as San Francisco heats up even more, into the low-80s in the afternoon, almost 20 degrees above mid-summer norms! Expect sizzling heat to continue to bake the Desert Southwest.

High temperatures will range from the 50s in the Midwest and Upper Great Lakes, to the 60s in the Northeast, Northern Plains, Pacific Northwest, and higher elevations of the Rockies. The Southeast, lower and central Mississippi Valleys, and the Mid-Atlantic will see highs in the 70s. Temperatures will reach into the 80s in Florida, the Gulf Coast, and the Southern Plains as well as Coastal California, while 90s and low-100s will be found in the Desert Southwest.

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