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Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Oct. 1

1 Oct 2014, 4:48 am

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Northeast

It stays soggy for Wednesday in the Boston area and southeastern New England with a strong northeasterly flow off the Atlantic Ocean, so look for more clouds and showers spreading as far southwest as New York City and through Long Island. By Thursday, the bulk of the rain should push east and away from the coastline, but our next system begins to work its way in from the west for later Friday. A cold front on Friday and Saturday brings in a blast of fall-like air, with temperatures dipping into the 50s and 60s for Saturday and Sunday throughout the region.

(FORECAST: New York | Boston | Buffalo | Burlington)

East Central

Beautiful weather with temperatures in the 70s and 80s and plenty of sunshine will continue to rule the region until later on Thursday, when a strong cold front blasts its way in from the west, bringing some stronger showers and thunderstorms. In the meantime, nice weather will continue to dominate the picture. Thursday and Friday look stormy, with cooler and more fall-like temperatures (60s and 70s) filter in for most everyone.

(FORECAST: Washington D.C. | Richmond | Philadelphia | Baltimore)

(FORECAST: Nashville | Raleigh | Charlotte | Louisville)

Southeast

Another mostly beautiful day across the region with sunshine and temperatures mostly in the 80s, with the exception of central and south Florida, who will get showers and storms during the afternoon and evening hours. But Thursday night and into Friday a strong cold front moves in quickly from the West, bringing some stronger storms and eventually, cooler air for the region come Friday and Saturday.

(FORECAST: Birmingham | Atlanta | Tampa | Miami)

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South

Morning lows will range from the mid-50s in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles to mid-70s along the Texas Gulf Coast. Most locations in the South will be in the mid 60s to low 70s. Wednesday, expect another hot an dry day for much of the South. Highs will top out in the upper 80s and lower 90s area wide.

(FORECAST: Forth Worth | Austin | Little Rock | New Orleans)

Central Plains

Strong to severe storms are likely across much of the Central Plains today as a system moves through the region. So be weather aware today especially this afternoon and evening with large hail, damaging wind, and isolated tornadoes possible. Temperatures this morning will generally be in the 60s east with 40s/50s west. In regards to highs today, expect 70s north across Nebraska and Iowa with 80s south in Kansas and Missouri.

(FORECAST: Wichita | Kansas City | Omaha | Des Moines)

Great Lakes

A low pressure system moving in from the west will continue to bring showers and thunderstorms across Minnesota this morning. Storms will then move east into Illinois and Wisconsin this afternoon and evening. The rain will continue to edge into the rest of the region on Thursday. Low temperatures this morning will be in the 40s and 50s. Highs will range from the 60s in the north to the 80s in southern Illinois.

(FORECAST: Minneapolis | Milwaukee | Chicago | Detroit)

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High Plains

An upper level trof and exiting surface low will leave cloud cover and scattered showers across the region today. Higher elevations in Montana and Wyoming may even allow for a bit more snow. Morning lows in the west will drop way back into the 30s, with highs only warming into the 40s and 50s. The rest of the region is looking at 40s and 50s for lows and 60s and 70s for highs.

(FORECAST: Pierre | Bismarck | Cody | Billings)

Four Corners

A system will bring a chance of rain (and snow to areas above 9,000 feet) to parts of Utah and Colorado today with the precipitation pushing east through the day. New Mexico and Arizona look to enjoy a nice afternoon with lots of sunshine overhead. It’ll be a cool morning in cities like Albuquerque, Denver, and Salt Lake City with temperatures in the 40s. Phoenix and Tucson will start the day off in the 60s. It’ll be a cool afternoon across much of Utah and Colorado with highs in the 50s/60s for the lower elevations. Highs south in Arizona and New Mexico will be warmer in the 80s/90s.

(FORECAST: Denver | Albuquerque | Phoenix | Salt Lake City)

California/Nevada

The day will start off with Freeze Warnings and Frost Advisories in northern California until 8 am. Morning lows in the north will be in the 30s, stretching to the 60s in the south. A quiet and dry pattern will bring a warm up across California and Nevada by the end of the week. High temperatures on Wednesday will warm from the 60s in northern Nevada, to the 80s along the coast, and the 90s in the desert.

(FORECAST: Las Vegas | Los Angeles | San Francisco | Reno)

Northwest

High pressure will build over the Northwest today bringing drier conditions anywhere from the Oregon and Washington coastline to the mountains in Idaho. Expect a cool morning across the region today with lows in the 20s/30s/40s east of the Cascades with 40s/50s along and west of I-5. It’ll be a cool day with afternoon highs in the 50s across eastern Idaho with 60s elsewhere including Seattle and Portland.

(FORECAST: Seattle | Portland | Boise | Spokane)

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