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Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Sept. 26

26 Sep 2014, 5:00 am

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After plenty of morning clouds and drizzle/light rain in southeastern New England (Cape Cod and islands, Rhode Island in particular), things will brighten from West-to-East from New York City on east for southern Connecticut and Long Island as the day wears on. Upstate New York and most of Northern New England will continue to bask in beautiful weather, with highs in the upper 60s and into the lower-to-middle 70s. The weekend looks summer-like, with upper 70s and lower 80s with plenty of sunshine throughout the region.

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

East Central

We finally clear things out in the Delmarva region as well as in New Jersey and down through the Washington, D.C. area after a grey and cool Thursday. Temperatures warm back up nicely for the weekend, with 80s for most of the region for the weekend with sunshine for everyone. Our next chance for rain probably doesn’t come until later Monday, when a storm moves into parts of southern Tennessee and North Carolina.

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

(FORECAST: Nashville | Raleigh | Charlotte | Louisville)


A stalled front keeps a good chance for showers and storms from I-10 on south in Florida, with the best chances coming in interior portions of north-central Florida. Otherwise, a Gulf of Mexico low will creep into Alabama and Georgia by later in the weekend, before bringing a soggy start to the work week for much of the region by Monday and Tuesday. But, college football weather on Saturday outside of Florida looks great with sunshine and temperatures in the 80s!

(FORECAST: Birmingham | Atlanta | Tampa | Miami)



Expect another cool morning for most of the South as temperatures dip into the upper 50s and lower 60s for most of the region. The exceptions will be in coastal and south-central Texas, as lows bottom out in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Highs will range from the upper 70s in West Texas to the upper 80s in east Texas and Louisiana. Expect rainy conditions in the southern tip of Texas, elsewhere it will be dry.

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

Central Plains

Nebraska and Kansas will be under the influence of a ridge of high pressure today meaning dry weather with lots of sunshine overhead. A mid-level low will move northeast through Missouri and Kansas bringing a few more clouds to the two states along with an isolated chance for a shower or storm. Lows this morning will be comfortable in the 50s/60s regionwide. Afternoon highs will run a few degrees above average for this time of year in the 70s/80s.

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

Great Lakes

The forecast won’t change much for the end of the work week. High pressure will continue to keep the region clear and dry. A few clouds and an isolated shower are possible in western/central Illinois, but they shouldn’t amount to anything. Morning temperatures will be on the mild side. Look for lows in the 50s. Sunshine will warm afternoon highs into the 70s and 80s.

(FORECAST: Minneapolis | Milwaukee | Chicago | Detroit)


High Plains

The Dakotas are likely to be dry today, but a cold front front moving in from the north will bring a chance of showers to Montana and Wyoming. Lows will only drop into the 50s and 60s this morning. Clouds and rain will keep highs in the west in the 70s. Sunshine will help the rest of the region warm into the 80s and 90s.

(FORECAST: Pierre | Bismarck | Cody | Billings)

Four Corners

An approaching upper level low over California and Nevada will bring scattered showers and storms to Utah and Arizona today while rain chances look to be more isolated in nature over New Mexico. Colorado will remain under the influence of a ridge of high pressure with mainly dry conditions expected. Morning lows will range from the 40s in Flagstaff to the 50s in Denver and Albuquerque to the 60s in Salt Lake City to the 70s in Tucson and Phoenix. It’ll be very warm in Denver and Salt Lake City today with highs around 90 degrees. Phoenix looks to top out around 100.

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


Morning cloud cover and scattered afternoon showers are possible in northern California and eastern Nevada. A monsoon low pressure may even bring a bit of rain to the California/Arizona border. The rest of the region is looking sunny and dry. Lows will rain from the 40s and 50s in the north to the 60s and 70s in the south. Rain chances will keep highs in the north in the 60s and 70s. Elsewhere, temperatures will warm into the 80s, 90s, and 100s.

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


Unsettled weather will continue across the Northwest today as a trough of low pressure moves through the region. Expect off and on showers across much of Washington and Oregon through the day today with a few showers and storms possible farther east in Southeast Idaho thanks to a system moving through the northern Rockies. Most spots will start today off with temperatures in the 40s/50s. Highs will generally be in the 60s/70s regionwide – near average for this time of year in Seattle, Portland, and Boise.

(FORECAST: Seattle | Portland | Boise | Spokane)

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