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Weekend Weather Outlook
UPDATED 3:45 AM EDT, September 20, 2014
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
A typical late-summer pattern will dominate the U.S. for the last full weekend before the autumn equinox.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Bryan Karrick has the latest in his exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
Today:
The trouble spots to start the weekend will be the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, Southeast Atlantic Coast and Southwest.
Odile`s remnant moisture will squeeze out more heavy rain in West and North Texas today. Rainfall totals will reach two inches in spots, creating flash flooding problems. Additional showers will develop in the Southwest.
Low pressure hugging the Atlantic Coast will draw in showers towards Nags Head, N.C., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Savannah, Ga., and most of the Sunshine State. The low will make for a soggy, last-minute escape to the Southeast Atlantic Coast beaches.
Meanwhile, a cold front will trigger fresh showers and a few gusty storms in the Great Lakes and Midwest. Residents from Chicago to Detroit should keep a close eye to the sky for the midday and afternoon rain. A weak low pressure on its heels will produce rain in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest during the evening.
Much of the West Coast, Central Plains, Ohio and Tennessee valleys, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast will stay dry today.
A bubble of 80s will warm the Central and Southern Plains as well as the Deep South on Saturday. A few 90s will be found in the California valleys and Southwest while the rest of the nation enjoys 60s and 70s.
Sunday:
Not much change in the pattern can be expected in the Southwest and West Texas Sunday but the cold front sparking Saturday`s rain in the Great Lakes will become New England`s problem.
More showers will pelt eastern New Mexico and West Texas on Sunday. An additional inch or so of rain could add to the flooding woes here. Fresh afternoon storms will rumble in the Southwest, Mountain West and Great Basin while the remainder of the West sees lots of sunshine.
Showers and a few gusty thunderstorms will march into western New England as a cold front sweeps through. This rain will extend south into the central Appalachians by nightfall. A few more sprinkles will dot the landscape in the Great Lakes and Tennessee Valley.
The Northern Plains to Upper Midwest will dry out from Saturday`s showers while the Southeast Atlantic Coast gets back to a sunny and dry pattern on Sunday.
Highs will stay in the 60s and 70s across the Northern Tier with 80s south of Interstate 70 in the Central and Eastern U.S. The typical hot spots will be the California valleys and Southwest where 90s will show up once again.
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