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Weekend Weather Outlook
UPDATED 12:30 AM EST, February 13, 2016
UPDATED By WeatherBug's Doug Kahn
While the West continues to feel like spring, some of the coldest weather of 2016 with infiltrate the Upper Midwest and Northeast this weekend.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Sam Ryan has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook Video.

Today

Frigid air will move its way into the northern tier of the U.S. today.

Strong high pressure positioned in the Ohio Valley will stream arctic air southward into the upper Midwest and Northeast. Morning temperatures could get as cold as minus-20 in parts of Minnesota with minus-10s in the Northeast. Daytime temperatures will have trouble even reaching the zero degree mark as wind whips across the region, making it feel 10-to-20 degrees colder. Some passing snow showers are also possible in Maine combined with the bone-chilling temperatures.

Even parts of the Mid-Atlantic will get in on the action as highs struggle to reach the 20s in cities like Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City.

The South also won`t escape the cold. Highs only in the low 50s will be found across the central Gulf Coast and throughout the Deep South, Southeast, and Texas. Florida will be in the 60s and low 70s.

Throughout the West, temperatures will be quite seasonable to above-average as highs across the central and southern Rockies could reach the 50s and 60s. Denver will even have a chance at hitting 50 degrees Saturday.

Who takes the jackpot for highest temperatures? The Desert Southwest and southern California will have a good chance at hitting 80 degrees in cities like Los Angeles and Phoenix, while 70s under sunny skies will be a more common theme.

Elsewhere, the Pacific Northwest will get hit with another storm, dropping rain and snow showers on the region as temperatures chill to the 40s.

Sunday

Valentine`s Day will be a carbon copy of Saturday as very cold air will continue to keep everyone bundled up across the East and Midwest.

The big Arctic blast hitting the eastern U.S. intensifies Sunday as highs across the Midwest, Great Lakes, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley will not climb above freezing, with many spots in the Midwest, Great Lakes and interior Northeast not climbing out of the teens. A few snow showers will also be possible throughout the Midwest as a low pressure system makes it way eastward.

Areas around the Gulf Coast will be warmer Sunday, but highs in the 50s and 60s, except for southern Texas` and southern Florida`s 70s, will still keep plenty of people wearing jackets Sunday.

The West Coast will continue its recent warm and dry streak Sunday. The warmest temperatures will be in the Southwest and California. Highs will once again reach into the 70s, with a few spots of southern California and southwestern Arizona, including Los Angeles and San Diego, seeing highs in the 80s.

The rest of the western U.S., including the Great Basin, Rockies, and Northwest will be in the 40s and 50s. Some rain will hit the Northwest.

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