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Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Sept 17.

17 Sep 2014, 5:01 am

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Northeast

Beautiful, cool weather makes its way into the region for the rest of the week. Frost could be a concern over the next few days, especially by Thursday and Friday in northern New England. Other than a spot sprinkle or shower that could dip down into northern New England on Thursday, the weather looks high and dry the next few days here! High temperatures will be in the 60s and 70s, a tick cooler for Friday behind a reinforcing shot of cooler air.

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

East Central

Beautiful weather overtakes much of the region here as well, although North Carolina will be a notable exception through Wednesday. By Thursday, just the Outer Banks will be seeing some storms, while everyone else basks in sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. Our next chance for widespread rain doesn’t look to arrive until Sunday, at the earliest.

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

(FORECAST: Nashville | Raleigh | Charlotte | Louisville)

Southeast

With the exception of your typical afternoon showers and thunderstorms in Florida, things will get notably drier here by Thursday in particular, after a cold front slides off the South Carolina coast on late Wednesday. Sunshine and comfortable temperatures – think mostly low-to-mid 80s – become mainstream for everyone north of I-10 by Thursday.

(FORECAST: Birmingham | Atlanta | Tampa | Miami)

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South

Expect a mild moring for the northern tier of the South, as temps drop into the low and mid 60s for places like Amarillo, Oklahoma City and Little Rock. A bit further south, in Louisiana and Texas, highs will only drop into the low to mid-70s for most locations. A few scattered showers are possible across Texas as well. Afternoon highs on Tuesday will top out in the mid to upper 80s for most of West Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. While the eastern two-thirds of Texas and Louisiana will top out in the upper 80s and low 90s. Expect a decent shot at some rain in Texas, especially along the Gulf Coast.

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

Central Plains

Iowa and Nebraska look to stay dry today though scattered showers and storms are possible across parts of Kansas and Missouri from this morning on into the evening hours. Temperatures this morning will be nice and cool out with lows in the 40s/50s across Iowa and Nebraska. Morning lows will be a touch warmer in the 50s/60s across Missouri and Kansas. Highs will be in the 70s for areas east with warmer temperatures farther west. Temperatures will top out in the 80s/90s from Wichita into Dodge City up to North Platte.

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

Great Lakes

Low temperatures will start off the morning in the 40s and 50s. High pressure will keep much of the area sunny this afternoon. However, a cold front moving in from the north will bring a bit more cloud cover to Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. It will also keep highs there in the 50s this afternoon. The rest of the region will warm into the 60s and 70s.

(FORECAST: Minneapolis | Milwaukee | Chicago | Detroit)

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High Plains

Clear skies will once again reign in the High Plains. A few scattered, light showers are possible along a trof in Wyoming, but otherwise it’s looking dry. Expect morning lows to be in the 40s and 50s. Sunshine will help push high temperatures into the 70s and 80s this afternoon.

(FORECAST: Pierre | Bismarck | Cody | Billings)

Four Corners

Odile will bring heavy rain at times to Arizona and New Mexico today while Colorado and Utah look to stay dry thanks to an area of high pressure. Morning lows will range from the 50s in Denver, Albuquerque, and Flagstaff to the 60s in Salt Lake City. Phoenix and Tucson will start today off on a mild note with lows in the 70s. Temperatures today will generally top out in the 80s/90s with cooler highs in the 70s for the higher terrain locations.

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

California/Nevada

A surge of moisture from the remnants of Odile will bring the potential for very heavy rainfall to southern California and Nevada. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Thursday. A low pushing moisture in off the coast will also bring the potential for rain to northern parts of this region. Lows will drop into the 50s, 60s, and 70s this morning. Afternoon high temperatures will reach the 70s, 80s, and 90s, with a few limited 100s in the desert.

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

Northwest

A system offshore will bring some moisture back to the region today which may produce isolated showers across parts of Washington and Oregon with a few storms possible over Idaho. The best chance to see some rain will be late in the day. Expect morning lows in the 50s for areas east of the Cascades including coastal locations. Lows east of the mountains will range from the 40s to 60s. It’ll be comfortable this afternoon in Seattle and Portland with highs in the 70s. High temperatures will be warmer in the 80s/90s east of the Cascades into Idaho.

(FORECAST: Seattle | Portland | Boise | Spokane)

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