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Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Oct. 28

28 Oct 2014, 4:51 am

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Northeast

Warmer temperatures will dominate the picture for most of the region before a weak cold front moves through the region. After highs in the 60s and 70s for almost everyone (a few 50s will be in the picture for northern New England, including eastern Maine), cooler weather . A few showers will accompany the cold front, first for upstate New York for Tuesday followed by the I-95 corridor by Wednesday. A potentially significant storm with sharply colder temperatures and strong winds looks likely for Saturday.

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

East Central

A few stronger thunderstorms are possible for western Pennsylvania on Tuesday as a cold front pushes through the region, and storms are possible for Kentucky and Tennessee as well in association with the same system. Those same storms will die off in the Appalachians overnight on Wednesday, but the cold front will move through North Carolina, Virginia and the Delmarva on Wednesday, perhaps bringing a shower or isolated storm for North Carolina on Wednesday. The primary impact from this system, however, will be far cooler temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday with highs mostly in the 60s and 70s.

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

(FORECAST: Nashville | Raleigh | Charlotte | Louisville)

Southeast

A beautiful, summer-like Tuesday with highs in the 80s and plenty of sunshine is in store, but changes arrive for most of the region on Wednesday. A cold front moves in from the north and west, ushering in a few showers and storms for parts of South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and northern Florida. Temperatures will plunge into the 70s for highs on Wednesday behind the front, which will drop through Florida on Thursday bringing cooler temperatures for most of the sunshine state as well by the weekend.

(FORECAST: Birmingham | Atlanta | Tampa | Miami)

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South

After a warm Monday, a cold front will begin to push into the South early Tuesday morning. The result will be a chilly morning for parts of the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles, lows are expected to dip into the upper 30s and low 40s for those locations. Expect lows in the low 50s from Tulsa to El Paso. Further east, in Dallas, San Antonio and Houston, lows will bottom out in the 60s. expect a mild afternoon from the Red River, north. Expect highs in the 60s and 70s in that area. East Texas and Louisiana will still have highs in the low to mid-80s.

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

Central Plains

A cold front will exit east out of the Central Plains today with dry conditions from Iowa and Nebraska southward into Missouri and Kansas. Expect a mix of clouds and sun region-wide along with cooler temperatures. Lows this morning will range from the 40s/50s east with western Kansas and Nebraska starting the day off with temperatures in the 20s/30s. Highs today will be near or slightly below normal in the 50s/60s.

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

Great Lakes

A cold front continues to sweep through the area ushering in colder air. Tuesday starts off with showers and a few isolated thunderstorms from western Kentucky to Indiana causing a slow morning commute. Temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s in Minnesota and Wisconsin with upper 50s to low 60s from Ohio to Illinois. The front will continue to slide east drawing in the colder air. Highs should only reach the 40s and 50s behind the front to a few pockets of 60s ahead of the front. There will be a chance for showers through the day ahead of the front from Detroit to Indianapolis. Have a safe Tuesday!

(FORECAST: Minneapolis | Milwaukee | Chicago | Detroit)

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High Plains

Chilly high pressure builds in behind a cold front which will bring temperatures down to the 20s and 30s for most areas. Most areas will be sunny throughout much of the day, however there will be a chance for some mountain snow showers in the mountains of northern Montana. Highs should reach the 40s and 50s. A chilly Fall day ahead!

(FORECAST: Pierre | Bismarck | Cody | Billings)

Four Corners

It’s going to be beautiful day today across the Four Corners region with plenty of sunshine region-wide. It’ll be chilly this morning across Colorado, Utah, and northern New Mexico and Arizona with lows in the 20s/30s. It’ll be milder in the morning in southern parts of Arizona and New Mexico with lows in the 50s/60s. Highs will be near normal for just about every one today including Denver around 60 degrees, Phoenix in the mid 80s, Albuquerque in the upper 60s, and Salt Lake City in the upper 50s.

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

California/Nevada

It looks like it’s going to be a sunny and mild start to the day with temperatures dipping to the teens, 20s and 30s in Nevada and the mountains of California, with 40s and 50s in the lower elevations. It looks like abundant sunshine through the day Tuesday with a few clouds and a stray shower for Northern California. Highs will reach the 70s with a few pockets of 80s and 90s in Southern California, to 60s in much of Nevada. Have a great Tuesday!

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

Northwest

Another system will impact the Northwest today with rain showers likely along the Washington and Oregon coast to the Cascades to areas east of the mountains into Idaho. Temperatures will start cold in Idaho and east of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon with morning lows in the 20s/30s. Morning lows will range from the 40s/50s west of the Cascades to the coastlines. Highs will be cool but seasonal in the 50s/60s.

(FORECAST: Seattle | Portland | Boise | Spokane)

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