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Today's Weather Outlook
8 AM EDT, October 21, 2014
By WeatherBug's Tim Barnes
Although the U.S. weather pattern has become quieter this week, a few trouble spots are still arising nationally.
Light rain will threaten the Northeast, Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic and Ohio River Valley this afternoon as an autumn storm unfurls today. The heaviest rain is expected to hit Eastern Maine late this evening. Additional claps of thunder could occur off the coast of Long Island, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in his exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook video.
Chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms could occur for the Florida Peninsula, as well as from southwestern and south-central Texas to the southern and central Rockies. Higher elevations in the Central Rockies have a chance of seeing a few snow showers, especially in Colorado. Morning fog could once again wreak havoc for the Central Plains.
The Northwest continues to experience a wet fall pattern as a Pacific storm system sends another wave into Washington. The heaviest rainfall is expected along the coast of Washington, with a chance of snow developing at higher elevations in the Cascades. This Pacific storm system will funnel moisture into the Intermountain region, creating a good chance for snow and rain showers. Light snow is expected in the higher elevations of the Northern Great Basin and across the High Plateau.
Cool 40s and 50s are expected for parts of Northern Michigan and New England as the Northeast system pulls down cool Canadian air into the Northeast. More moderate 50s and 60s should be seen in the Upper Mississippi and Ohio valleys stretching up the western Appalachians into the Northeast.
Cool 40s and 50s for much of the Northern Great Basin with a few chilly 30s in the Sawtooth Mountains. 50s and 60s should stretch for much of the rest of the Northwest down into the Sierras with some 70s popping up in the Columbia Basin and Coastal Valley.
Comfortable 70s and 80s should create a nice start to the week for much of California, the Southwest, Southeast and the Plains. A few hot spots edging into the 90s could occur in Southern Texas, Central Florida, and the Desert Southwest.
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