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UPDATED 10 AM EDT, October 7, 2012

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Fred Allen

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The extended Columbus holiday weekend will end much quieter than it began with a couple exceptions across the U.S. A few snow showers will pepper the Great Lakes, while Florida and the Carolinas to New England contend with soggy weather and temperatures rivaling late-autumn.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Addison Green has the latest in his exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.

The big weather story will be across the Interstate 95 corridor today. A far cry from the 70s and 80s of Saturday, the dial on the thermometer will drop back into the 40s and 50s from Boston to Richmond, Va. On top of that, a quick-hitting burst of chilly rain will only add to the fall-feel in the air, with a few snowflakes possibly mixing in with raindrops at the tail end across the northern Appalachian Spine and interior Northeast. Thankfully, accumulation isn`t expected.

A few other weather hiccups will be noted across the U.S. today, the first of which will be across the Great Lakes. Just like Saturday, a few nuisance snow showers will roam Michigan and northern Wisconsin, but accumulation is not expected. Elsewhere, a few showers will slide across Oklahoma and Arkansas, while scattered showers and thunderstorms will interrupt a few outdoor plans in central and southern Florida.

The rest of the U.S. will be dry, though temperatures won`t respond for most even under plenty of early October sunshine.

The Rocky Front Range, much of the Plains, and Ohio Valley into the Great Lakes will only manage to rise into the 40s and 50s today. The two U.S. corners, Florida and the Desert Southwest, will see seasonable 70s and 80s with a few lower 90s popping up in southern Arizona and California. Widespread 60s and 70s will be common along the West Coast and Gulf Coast.

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