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Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Oct. 30

30 Oct 2014, 5:26 am

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Northeast

Cloudy skies can be expected for much of the area as we start Thursday.  It’s going to be a chilly morning with lows in 30s and 40s.  The clouds will continue to hang out through the day with some hit and miss sunshine.  Highs will reach the 40s and 50s in most locations with a slight chance for a few stray light showers.  Enjoy the next couple of days despite the clouds because another system looks to move in Friday and into the weekend bringing temperatures down to the 30s and 40s with rain and snow expected.

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

East Central

Cool high pressure builds in to start Thursday.  That will allow temperatures to dip to the 30s and 40s for most with some 50s along the coast.  There will be plenty of afternoon sunshine with the clouds building in from the northwest as another system approaches.  Highs will reach the 50s and 60s with a few pockets of 70s in West Tennessee.  Some of the coldest air of the season is set to arrive on Friday and settling in for the weekend.  Snow can be expected along the Appalachian mountains this weekend.  More details on this storm in the coming days.

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

(FORECAST: Nashville | Raleigh | Charlotte | Louisville)

Southeast

Cloudy skies can be expected for much of the area as we start Thursday.  It’s going to be a chilly morning with lows in 30s and 40s.  The clouds will continue to hang out through the day with some hit and miss sunshine.  Highs will reach the 40s and 50s in most locations with a slight chance for a few stray light showers.  Enjoy the next couple of days despite the clouds because another system looks to move in Friday and into the weekend bringing temperatures down to the 30s and 40s with rain and snow expected.

(FORECAST: Birmingham | Atlanta | Tampa | Miami)

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South

High pressure will be the main weather feature as we start Thursday.  There will be a few clouds present by sunrise in western Texas.  Lows will be in the 40s for much of Oklahoma and Arkansas with 50s and 60s in Texas and Louisiana.  High pressure hangs on through the day leaving most with lots of sunshine.  Highs will reach the 70s and 80s.  Enjoy it because much colder air is expected to arrive through the day Friday with highs dipping into the 50s and 60s and a chance for showers.  Have a great day! 

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

Central Plains

A chilly, clear night on-tap as lows bottom out in the 30s and 40s. And abnormally warn weather on tap for for the southern part of the forecast area, as highs top out near 80s degrees. A cold front will drop temperatures for the northern section of the forecast area as highs only top out in the 50s and 60s.

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

Great Lakes

High pressure will keep much of the region clear to start the day. However, a low pressure system moving in this afternoon will increase cloud cover, rain and snow chances for tonight. Anything that does fall will likely be light and will last into Friday. Overnight lows will mainly drop back into the 30s. Some spots in northern Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin will see highs limited to the upper 30s. The rest of the region will only warm into the 40s and 50s. A quick heads up, a Freeze Watch is in effect Friday night into Saturday morning with temperatures plummeting behind a cold front.

(FORECAST: Minneapolis | Milwaukee | Chicago | Detroit)

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High Plains

A cold front will quickly dive south through the region early this morning, leaving behind it dry air and clearing skies. Overnight lows will mainly drop back into the 30s. A few 20s are possible in the west and a few 40s in the east. Lingering cloud over in the Dakotas will limit highs to the 40s and low 50s. Sunshine in the west will warm most spots into the mid to upper 50s.

(FORECAST: Pierre | Bismarck | Cody | Billings)

Four Corners

Expect a chilly morning across most of the Four Corners, with temperatures ranging from the mid-20s in the higher elevations of Colorado to the mid-60s in southern Arizona. Most locations will dip into the 30s and 40s area wide. With abundant sunshine, afternoon highs will top out in the 60s and 70s. Southern Arizona will once more be an outlier as highs top out in the 90s in Phoenix and Yuma.

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

California/Nevada

Temperatures this morning will range from the 30s in northern Nevada to the 50s and 60s along the coast and in the south. Afternoon highs will reach the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Most of the region will stay clear and dry today, but big changes will begin moving in tonight. A cold front moving in from off the coast will bring cloud cover and rain to northern California overnight. As it move east, it will bring rain to both states and a chance for snow into Saturday. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the western Sierra Slopes in California above 5000 feet from Friday morning to Saturday afternoon.

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

Northwest

Idaho is likely to stay clear and quiet today, but a warm front pulling north will bring rain chances to Oregon and Washington early this morning. Expect chilly lows in the east under clear skies, dropping into the 20s and 30s early today. Look for lows in the 40s and 50s everywhere else. There will be a brief break in precipitation behind the front, but then a cold front will bring in a line of showers for the evening and overnight hours. Snow will be possible in higher elevations. Afternoon highs will only hit the 50s and 60s.

(FORECAST: Seattle | Portland | Boise | Spokane)

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