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Today's Weather Outlook

8:15 AM EDT, October 9, 2012

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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Another round of chilly fall weather will sweep into the northern Plains and Upper Mississippi Valley today while rain soaks the coastal Northeast. Large stretches of the West, central and southern Plains, Midwest and Southeast will remain dry and comfortable.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook Video.

The calendar will seem like it is flipping ahead to early November for the Minnesota Arrowhead and northern Plains as a cold front delivers a fresh round of cool air. The weather will feel even colder with the gusty northwesterly winds howling behind the front.

Not to be outdone, rain showers will mix with snow as the cold air quickly rushes in before the front`s moisture departs. Temperatures will hold steady in the 40s for places like Bismarck, N.D., and Duluth, Minn.

The same pesky storm system that brought clouds and soggy weather Monday to the Mid-Atlantic will lumber into the Northeast today. Light rain will become sprinkles before ending in the Mid-Atlantic while windshield wipers will be working overtime along the Interstate 95 corridor north of Philadelphia for the evening commute.

It`ll be a different story for the interior Northeast and eastern Ohio Valley where frosty morning temperatures will lead to plenty of sunshine for places like Buffalo, N.Y., and Pittsburgh.

An upper-level low will continue swirling around in the eastern Pacific but its moisture will stay offshore. The only impact to places like San Francisco and Oakland will be a bit of cloudiness. Otherwise, the remainder of the West, central and southern Plains, Midwest, Ohio Valley and Southeast will see a good deal of sunshine today.

Besides the chilling 40s across the Dakotas and Minnesota Arrowhead, 50s, 60s and 70s will be common across the West, central and southern Plains as well as much of the East. The typical warmer spots will be the Rio Grande Valley, southern Arizona and Florida where 80s will allow shorts and t-shirts to be the attire of choice.

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