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Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Oct. 17

17 Oct 2014, 6:09 am

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Expect lows region-wide to drop into the low to mid-50s. The exception being Maine, where warmer air remains in place ahead of a front; lows will only drop into the low 60s. Moderate to, at times, heavy rain will also fall in Maine during the early morning hours and will be slow to exit on Friday. Elsewhere in the Northeast, highs will top out in the upper 60s to low 70s and mostly dry conditions will prevail. That said, parts of Maine will be dealing with the chance for rain. Upstate New York could see a few isolated showers as well.

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

East Central

We start off Friday with lows in the 50s and 60s with mostly clear skies. A cold front will approach from the west and slowly track through Tennessee and Kentucky. Highs on Friday will reach the 70s in most areas. The relatively dry front will continue toward the east coast bringing a few clouds to the area. Highs drop to the 50s and 60s in most areas with some 70s along the coast.

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

(FORECAST: Nashville | Raleigh | Charlotte | Louisville)


A chilly night on-tap for parts of the Deep South as lows dip into the low to mid-50s. Some locations may even see upper 40s. Expect a mostly clear afternoon as highs rebound into the upper 70s and low 80s.

(FORECAST: Birmingham | Atlanta | Tampa | Miami)



It looks like 50s and 60s will be the norm during the early morning hours in the South. A few upper 48s are possible in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles. The afternoon will bear mostly clear skies and afternoon highs in the 70s and 80s. Some towns in southern Texas could be pushing 90.

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

Central Plains

Overnight lows will be chilly, ranging from the mid 30s in the Nebraska Panhandle to near 50 in Kansas City. No rain, tons of sunshine and afternoon temps in the 60s and 70s will make for a spectacular Friday afternoon across the region.

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

Great Lakes

The morning will start off with lows hanging out in the 40s and 50s. A cold front moving through will keep the region under cloud cover through the day. A few scattered showers closer to the center of low pressure in Wisconsin and Michigan are possible, eventually moving into Ohio and Indiana by tonight. Behind the front, temperatures will drop back quite a bit. Highs in Minnesota and Wisconsin will only reach the 40s and 50s. The rest of the region will see highs warming into the 60s and 70s.

(FORECAST: Minneapolis | Milwaukee | Chicago | Detroit)


High Plains

Partly to mostly cloudy skies will continue across the Dakotas today, while high pressure in the west keeps things clear and dry. Winds will still be on the breezy side, but quieting after a gusty couple of days. Expect chilly morning lows to drop back into the 30s in the west and 40s in the east. Sunshine will help warm things up a tad in Wyoming and Montana, where highs will reach the 50s and low 60s. Clouds will keep the east in the 50s at most.

(FORECAST: Pierre | Bismarck | Cody | Billings)

Four Corners

It’ll be a chilly start to Friday in the higher elevations with mainly 20s and 30s, while others see 50s and 50s with the exception of Arizona where morning lows will be in the 60s. A batch of upper level moisture will swing into Arizona bringing in a few clouds through the day. It’ll be a fantastic day with highs in the 60s and 70s across Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. Arizona will experience highs in the mid to upper 80s. There will be a few clouds swinging into Colorado and New Mexico through the day on Saturday, however most areas will stay dry. Highs are back to the 70s, 80s and some 90s in southern Arizona.

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


A cold front moving in off the coast will gradually increase cloud cover and rain chances in northern California through the day. With the exception of a bit of cloud cover off the coast in southern California, the rest of the region is looking sunny and dry for the afternoon. Morning lows will start the day ranging from the 30s in northern Nevada, to the 50s along the coast, and the 60s in the desert. Northern California will see highs in the 60s under cloud cover. look for 70s and 80s across the rest of the region.

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


There are a couple of cold fronts that will affect the area over the next several days. Friday starts off with a variety of temperatures. 50s along the coast with mostly 40s inland and some pockets of 20s in the mountain valleys of Idaho. An approaching cold front will bring in showers along the coastal areas through the day. Highs will reach the low to mid 60s for most, but expect some hit and miss sunshine in eastern Oregon and Washington to Idaho. Expect more rain along the coast and for some interior cities on Saturday with highs in the 60s.

(FORECAST: Seattle | Portland | Boise | Spokane)

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