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UPDATED 7:30 AM EDT, October 29, 2012

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast will get blasted by Hurricane Sandy while more showers pelt the Northwest. Otherwise, large stretches of real estate from the West to the Deep South will remain dry.

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

Sandy will grab the spotlight today as it wallops the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with destructive winds, dangerous storm surge and flooding rain. On top of these threats, heavy snow will pile up in the colder air that will swoop in behind the storm across the northern Appalachians. For more on Sandy`s potential impacts through early next week, click here.

Outside of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, Sandy`s effects will be far-reaching. Gusty winds will sweep through the Great Lakes and Deep South around the periphery of the storm. Atlanta to Detroit could see gusts to 35 mph. Rain will pivot as far west as the eastern Great Lakes, and as far south as the eastern Tennessee Valley.

The Pacific moisture train will continue in the Northwest. Low pressure will send rounds of showers into Portland, Ore., and Seattle. It should be all just rain though, as the air will be too warm to support snow even in the higher Cascades.

High pressure will otherwise govern California, the Great Basin, the Southwest and Plains. Highs will only reach the 30s and 40s across the northern Rockies, the Great Lakes, and the northern Appalachians today. Temperatures in the 50s, 60s and 70s will be found from the West Coast to the Deep South, with a few upper 80s in southern California and Arizona.

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