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Houston, TX  77019      10/22/2014
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Today's Weather Outlook
7:45 AM EDT, October 22, 2014
By WeatherBug's Tim Barnes
The Northwest prepares to get soaked, while rains sprinkle all across the U.S. in this active weather pattern heading into the middle of the week.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Rob Koch has the latest in his exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook video.
Low pressure spinning off the coast of New England continues to pump Atlantic moisture into the Northeast, creating more spurts of rain. Heavy rain is expected across coastal New England with a chance for thunderstorms along the coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Cloudy and cool 50s and 60s are expected for much of the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and the Northeast with spotty 40s in parts of Upstate New York, Western Maine, and Eastern West Virginia.
Stormy weather will be the top story in the Midwest as a front passes through the High Plains. Moisture funneled from the Southern Plains could give that extra kick needed for thunderstorms to pop up over parts of the central and southern Plains and Mid-Mississippi Valley. Cloudy, wet and light breezy weather should give nice fall 60s and 70s to much of the Midwest, while warm, sticky Gulf moisture will help to create upper 80s for the Southern Plains.
The Florida Peninsula receives another chance for thunderstorms throughout the day as more Gulf moisture continues to lick away at the Southern Coast.
Downpours and rough surf are in sight for the Pacific Northwest as a Pacific Storm system continues to whirl just offshore. Heavy rain will saturate the coastal Northwest, with snow showers occurring over the higher elevations of the Cascades and the Rockies. Cool 30s and 40s will help with the chances for snow in the higher elevations.
The rest of the U.S. will have quiet weather in this otherwise active pattern. Sunshine and clear skies should present pleasant 70s and 80s for much of California, the South and the Southeast today.
Clouds will help keep much of the Great Basin, Pacific Northwest, northern California and the Sierras cool, with highs 50s and 60s. Hot 90s and perhaps a few 100s could occur as the sun blazes down over the Southwest Desert Valley.
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