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Weekend Weather Outlook
2:00 AM EST, November 21, 2014
By WeatherBug's Tim Barnes
The end to a wintery week looks to bring weather more accustomed to late summer-early fall.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Mace Michaels has the latest in his exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
Big changes are afoot today across the U.S. Widespread rain will spread from the Mississippi Valley to the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, Southeast and Northeast while a wintery mix of rain, snow and ice will sweep across the Upper Mississippi and Ohio valleys, Great Lakes and the Northeast early un the day, with light snow dusting the interior Northeast in to Saturday night. Thunderstorms will roll across eastern Texas into the Deep South, with the strongest storms spanning from central Texas southeastward into the Texas Gulf Coast and southern Louisiana into southern Mississippi into the night. These severe storms will bring the possibility of high damaging winds, a few tornadoes, and large hail.
The West will see a soggy Saturday as more rain and snow span from the Pacific coast of the Northwest and California to the Rockies and the Northern Plains. Heavy rain will pelt the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, with heavy accumulations of snow developing along the Cascades and the northern and central Rockies. A chance for a wintery mix will glace across the intermountain valleys of Oregon and Idaho, as well as the northern edge of Montana and North Dakota.
Cold 20s over northern Maine will be all that remains from the cold spell over the week. Cool 30s and 40s will move into the higher elevations of the northern Great Basin and the Rockies, as well as across the northern tier of the U.S. from the Dakotas to the Northeast. Milder 50s and 60s will sweep the coast of the Pacific Northwest into Northern California and central Great Basin, while spreading along the lee of the Rockies through the central Plains to the Mid-Atlantic. Pleasant 60s and 70s will grace Southern California, the Southwest, and the Deep South. Hot 80s begin to dig back into the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas and central and southern Florida.
The last weekend day before Thanksgiving will see the wet weather inch east, moving rain deeper into the Mississippi Valley and the Eastern Seaboard. Light-to-moderate rains will span across the Mississippi Valley into the East Coast. Heavy rain will pelt the Mid-Mississippi and Ohio valleys and the Great Lakes to the north and the Carolinas, Tennessee Valley and the Southeast to the south. Thunderstorms will move eastward across the lower Mississippi Valley through the Gulf Coast States into the eastern Carolinas, with stronger storms bearing the possibility of high damaging winds and a few tornadoes. A wintery mix of rain, snow and ice will be possible over the Upper Mississippi Valley and the Northeast, while light snow dusts northern Maine.
The West will see the rain and snow from Saturday persist into Sunday. Heavy rain will span the Pacific Northwest coast, while snow hangs over the higher elevations of the Cascades, Intermountain West, northern and central Rockies, and the Northern Plains.
Highs Sunday will bring cold 20s to the Rockies and northeastern Montana, while 30s and 40s cool the Great Basin and spread across the Upper Midwest into the interior Northeast. Milder 50s and 60s will reign over the Pacific Northwest and California, and span across the Central Plains into the Mid-Atlantic. Warmer 70s and a few 80s return to the Deep South and the Desert Southwest.
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