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Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Oct. 15

15 Oct 2014, 4:57 am

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Northeast

Expect a mild morning across much of the Northeast as lows will only dip into the low to mid-60s area wide. Some of the higher elevations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont could be cooler — on the mid 40s. Patch fog could also develop in some areas of Maine and New Hampshire. Another mild and unseasonable warm day on tap for the Northeast. Expect highs from New York City to Portland, Maine to be in the low to mid-70s. Rain will begin to creep into the Upstate New York and spread eastward throughout the afternoon.

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

East Central

Cool weather will settle in behind a a storng fron, dropping temperatures across much of Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania into the upper 40s to mid-50s. Eastern parts of the Central East will only drop into upper 60s to mid-70s as warm air streams northward, ahead of the front. Most locations in this region can expect moderate — to at times heavy — rain. Keep that in mind as the kids head out to the bus stop. Rain chances will linger through the afternoon and highs will range from the low 70s in the western parts of the East Central to near 80 on the Virginia Coast.

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

(FORECAST: Nashville | Raleigh | Charlotte | Louisville)

Southeast

Expect a clear, chilly night for much of the Southeast as lows will generally bottom out in the upper 40s and low 50s. the ececption, of course, will be Florida. Rain will be a possibility overnight and lows will only drop into the upper 60s and low 70s. Most of the southeast will stay mild on Wednesday, highs will range from the low to upper 70s. Again, Florida is the exception where low to mid-80s are possible south of Ocala. the only rain chances will be in Florida and coastal sections of Georgia and Florida.

(FORECAST: Birmingham | Atlanta | Tampa | Miami)

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South

It’s going to be a chilly morning for much of the South as lows drop into the 40s and 50s area wide. Even ever-warm New Orleans could dip into the upper 50s. Pleasant and dry conditions are on-tap for Wednesday afternoon, highs will range from the mid-70s to mid-80s.

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

Central Plains

A departing low pressure system will bring lingering clouds from the Quad Cities through St. Louis to begin the day. Lows dip to the 30s and 40s. Wednesday is looking great for most of the area as the clouds continue to track east. There is a chance for some light drizzle from Cedar Rapids, Iowa through St. Louis, but most will stay dry and sunny. Highs should reach the low to mid 60s for the eastern sections, while the western side of the forecast area should reach the 70s, with some 80s. Most areas will reach the 70s to round out the week with plenty of sunshine.

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

Great Lakes

Cloud cover and scattered shower activity will linger across much of the region today. Clearing will build in from the northwest, bringing sunshine to Minnesota and the western half of Wisconsin by the afternoon. Chilly lows will continue in the north. Ranging from the 30s and 40s in Minnesota and Wisconsin, to the 50s in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. Highs will struggle to rebound into the 50s and 60s.

(FORECAST: Minneapolis | Milwaukee | Chicago | Detroit)

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High Plains

A High Wind Watch is in effect for the high mountain passes of northwest Montana and the Arlington area of Wyoming through the day. Wind gusts could hit as high as 70 mph. With strong winds and dry air, a portion of Wyoming is also under a Fire Weather Watch for increased fire danger. A developing front moving in from the west will bring a chance of rain and snow to Montana and northwest Wyoming this afternoon. The Dakotas will stay sunny and dry. Look for morning lows in the 30s and 40s. Clouds and precipitation will keep highs in the 50s and 60s in the west. sunshine will warm temperatures into the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

(FORECAST: Pierre | Bismarck | Cody | Billings)

Four Corners

High pressure is going to bring in beautiful weather for the next several days. We should start the day off with temperatures in the 30s across the higher elevations with 40s, 50s and 60s from Denver to Phoenix. Tons of sunshine expected through the day with highs reaching the 70s and 80s from Colorado to Utah and 80s to some 90s in New Mexico and Arizona. It looks like this weather pattern will hold through much of the week.

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

California/Nevada

Cloud cover and rain will continue across northern California as trof of low pressure moves in off of the coast. Dry air will shred apart the rain as it crosses into Nevada, but we could see a few storms making it across the state line. Much of Nevada will stay sunny, but southern California is looking cloudy. Morning lows will dip back into the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Highs will range from the 50s in the north, to the 70s in the south, and the 80s and 90s in the desert.

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

Northwest

An area of low pressure is digging off the Pacific Northwest. That is going to continue to bring in more rain and wind over the next 24-48 hours with some mountain snow showers. Temperatures to begin the day should be in the 50s and 60s. Grab the umbrella as off and on showers will continue through much of the day. Highs won’t be warming much, up to the 50s and 60s. Off and on showers look to continue through much of the week.

(FORECAST: Seattle | Portland | Boise | Spokane)

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