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Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Nov. 20

20 Nov 2014, 5:10 am

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Northeast

Another band of snow moves through the area as an area of low pressure moves to the north east. That will set up yet another day of lake effect snow for the western sections of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Temperatures to start the day will be in the teens and 20s. Partly cloudy skies can be expected through the day but more lake effect snows expected to continue where some areas could get up to an additional two feet of snow. Highs will reach the 30s and 40s. More details through the day on Weather Nation about the lake effect snow showers.

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

East Central

A cold front swings through tonight that may lead to a few snow showers in West Virginia. Otherwise expect partly cloudy to mostly clear skies by sunrise. Morning temperatures will dip to the 20s in most locations. High pressure builds in leaving most areas with tons of afternoon sunshine. Highs will reach the 30s and 40s in most locations with some 50s in North Carolina and Virginia. Have a great day!

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

(FORECAST: Nashville | Raleigh | Charlotte | Louisville)

Southeast

A dry cold front will swing in the northern sections of the Southeast region. Morning lows will be in the 20s and 30s with some 40s and 50s in southern Florida. There will be a few clouds for southern Florida otherwise expect plenty of sunshine as high pressure builds back in. Highs will reach the 50s, 60s and 70s. Have a great Thursday!

(FORECAST: Birmingham | Atlanta | Tampa | Miami)

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South

There will be some coastal showers during the overnight from Brownsville to Houston. Morning lows will be in the 60s where the clouds hang out, but 30s and 40s in all other locations. Expect more rain through the day along the coast where rainfall amounts could be upwards of 1″-2″. Highs on Thursday will reach the 50s, 60s and 70s. Grab the umbrellas if you live along the coast. Otherwise, enjoy a sunny day!

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

Central Plains

Bitterly cold air will be settling into parts of the Central Plains, lows in the northern parts of Nebraska and most of Iowa will drop into the single digits. Elsewhere, lows will bottom out in the teens and 20s. Expect a bit of a rebound in temperatures for southern parts of the Central Plains, as highs in Kansas and southern Missouri top out in the mid to upper 50s. Further north, 20s and 30s will still grip parts of Nebraska and Iowa.

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

Great Lakes

Lake effect snow chances will continue in northern Wisconsin, the U.P. of Michigan, western Michigan, and northeast Ohio. A series of Lake Effect and Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories will last into Friday. High pressure moving in from the west will allow cloud cover to dissipate for the rest of the region into this afternoon. Temperatures this morning will remain on the chilly side. Look for single digits in Minnesota and Wisconsin, with teens and 20s elsewhere. Afternoon highs will mainly be in the teens and 20s. A few spots could warm into the 30s in the south with sunshine.

(FORECAST: Minneapolis | Milwaukee | Chicago | Detroit)

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High Plains

Parts of northwest Montana could wake up to some freezing fog this morning. A low pressure system moving in from the west will then spread cloud cover, snow, and freezing rain across the higher elevations of western Montana and Wyoming. The rest of the region will be sunny and dry under high pressure. Lows this morning will be in the single digits in the east and the teens and 20s in the west. Highs in the east will only reach the teens. The rest of the region is looking at 20s, 30s, and 40s.

(FORECAST: Pierre | Bismarck | Cody | Billings)

Four Corners

Expect a cool and mostly clear night for most of the Four Corners region. Lows will bottom out in the 20s and 30s for most of the region, parts of southwestern Arizona will only drop into the 50s. Expect another cool and sunny afternoon across the Four Corners as high pressure settles in for a few days. Afternoon highs will be in the 40s and 50s for many locations, but 60s aren’t out of the question in southern New Mexico and southern Arizona.

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

California/Nevada

Another low pressure system building in off the coast will bring rain and high elevation snow chances to the region. Precipitation will start this morning, spreading east and south through the day. We may even see a few sprinkles reach southern California by Friday. Strong winds will build in for Friday and Saturday. A High Wind Watch is in effect for a few counties in northern California into the weekend. Temperatures will start the morning in the 20s in the north and the 40s and 50s along the coast and in the south. Cloud cover will keep highs ranging from the 40s to the 60s.

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

Northwest

Cloud cover, rain, and light snow will continue across the region today. Morning lows will range from the single digits and teens in the east, to the 30s and 40s along the coast. Clouds will limit highs to the 30s, 40s, and 50s. A more organized system will move in on Friday. A High Wind Watch has been issued for parts of southern and western Oregon for Friday and Saturday. A Winter Storm Watch has also been posted for much of southern Idaho for the same time frame.

(FORECAST: Seattle | Portland | Boise | Spokane)

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