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Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Oct. 31

31 Oct 2014, 5:10 am

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Northeast

Clouds will be on the increase from west to east into the sunrise hour. Temperatures to begin the day will be in the 30s with a few 40s expected. A strong cold front and low pressure will be forming through the day on Friday and into the weekend. Most should stay relatively dry for most of the day Friday before the big changes move in. Highs will only top out in the 40s and 50s. Rain and snow is expected for upper parts of New England into the weekend. More details to come through the day!

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

East Central

Much colder air is expected to push into the area through the day on Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Expect cloudy skies for Tennessee and Kentucky into the morning hours with lows in the 30s and 40s. The clouds will continue to build through the day as the front moves across the Tennessee Valley. Scattered light rain is expected from Pennsylvania to Tennessee with highs only in the 50s and 60s. A Winter Storm Warning along with Winter Weather Advisories go into effect for the higher elevations late Friday into the day on Saturday. There are also Freeze Watches for much of Tennessee and Kentucky from Friday night into Saturday morning. Make sure to cover tender vegetation. More to come through the day on the winter weather expected for the region.

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

(FORECAST: Nashville | Raleigh | Charlotte | Louisville)

Southeast

A cold front will continue to slide to the south and east bringing a chance for a few showers and storms for central and southern Florida. Temperatures to begin our Halloween will be in the 40s in northern Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia with 50s and 60s in the southern sections of those states into Florida. Another relative dry cold front will swing in through the day bringing in a much cooler air to the region. Highs top out in the 60s and 70s with some 80s in south Florida. That second cold front will drop temperatures for the entire region into the weekend. Have a wonderful Halloween!

(FORECAST: Birmingham | Atlanta | Tampa | Miami)

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South

High pressure will be in control to start the day. Temperatures will start out in the 40s, 50s and 60s. There is a chance for a few showers around San Antonio pushing south through the morning hours. A fast moving cold front will draw in much cooler air for the region. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s with 70s further south. Highs on Saturday will only top out in the 60s for most. Have a safe Halloween.

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

Central Plains

The coldest air of the season will be pouring into parts of the Central Plains Friday morning. Some parts of Nebraska and Iowa could dip into the upper teens, but most locations will be in the 20s in those states. A bit further south in Missouri and Kansas, expect lows to bottom out near the freezing mark. Some places in Missouri will only dip into the upper 30s. Afternoon highs will stay in the 40s and 50s area wide.

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

Great Lakes

Halloween looks to be a fright for little trick-or-treaters. A blast of chilly, arctic air will drop temperatures and bring a chance of snow to parts of the region. A cold front will slide east this morning. Moisture wrapping around the center of low pressure will keep clouds, rain and snow chances around for Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio through tonight. Wind gusts upwards of 50 mph will accompany the front, so a Wind Advisory is in effect for northeast Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and much of Michigan all day Friday. Also. a Gale Warning and Storm Warning are in effect for most of the Great Lakes themselves from Friday morning to Saturday morning. Behind the front, temperatures will plummet. Lows this morning in Minnesota and Wisconsin will be in the 20s and low 30s. Ahead of the front, look for upper 30s and low 40s. High temperatures won’t warm up much from there. Only hitting the 30s in the north and 40s in the south. Keep in mind that Friday night into Saturday morning, Freeze Watches and Warnings are in effect for much of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.

(FORECAST: Minneapolis | Milwaukee | Chicago | Detroit)

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High Plains

Looks like a spook-tacular Halloween forecast for the High Plains! Clear skies will dominate through this afternoon. We are keeping an eye on a low pressure system building in from the southwest that could bring a few evening clouds to western Montana. Be prepared, because it will also bring rain and snow chances to the region this weekend. Morning lows will be quite chilly in the east. Look for teens and 20s in the Dakotas. Montana, Wyoming, and western South Dakota will start the day in the 30s. Although it will be sunny and nice, temperatures will be chilly for trick-or-treating. North and South Dakota will be stuck in the 30s and 40s for highs. It will be much warmer in the 50s, 60s, and 70s for Montana and Wyoming!

(FORECAST: Pierre | Bismarck | Cody | Billings)

Four Corners

Another chilly morning is on tap for much of Colorado, northern Utah and northern Arizona. Lows will bottom out in the 30s and 40s. Some of the higher elevations will dip into the 20s. Expect mostly clear skies across much of the region with highs ranging from the 60s in Colorado to the low 90s in southern Arizona. Enjoy the awesome weather!

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

California/Nevada

A cold front coming in off the coast will continue rain chances into Halloween morning. As it moves east, snow will develop across the Sierra Nevadas and into Nevada on Saturday. Higher elevations will likely see significant snowfall. Winter Storm Warnings, Watches, and Advisories are in effect for the Sierra Nevadas on Friday and Saturday. Avoid driving in these areas if at all possible. Morning lows will range from the 30s in northern Nevada to the 50s across much of California, and the 60s in the desert. Higher elevations will likely be below freezing. Afternoon highs will only reach the 50s and 60s in the north and the 70s and 80s in the south.

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

Northwest

Looks like a soggy Halloween for trick-or-treaters in the northwest. A cold front moving in from off the coast will move a line of showers from west to east through the day. Higher elevations could see a chance at snow! Especially across Oregon and Idaho into Saturday. In fact, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for central Idaho from Saturday afternoon into Sunday. Morning lows will range from the 30s and 40s inland, to the 50s along the coast. Afternoon temperatures will stay steady in the 50s along the coast. Ahead of the front, look for 60s and 70s in Idaho.

(FORECAST: Seattle | Portland | Boise | Spokane)

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