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Today's Weather Outlook

8:15 AM EDT, November 2, 2012

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Fred Allen

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The work week will conclude much, much quieter than it began for residents still in recovery mode along the Atlantic Seaboard and Appalachian Spine. The only wet weather mixed in with a few snowflakes will be found across the Pacific Northwest, Dakotas and interior Northeast today.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Kristin Clark has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.

Sandy`s remnants will continue to crawl across eastern Canada and northern New England, with only scattered nuisance showers leftover from West Virginia to northwestern Maine. A few snowflakes could be added to the mix early today, but a cloud-filled sky will linger even where unsettled weather isn`t present. A gusty wind will also add an extra winter-like chill to the autumn air.

The mercury will climb into the lower and middle 50s along the Interstate 95 corridor from Richmond, Va., to Boston and Portland, Maine. Late-autumn-like lower and middle 40s will hold strong across the eastern Great Lakes and Appalachian Spine, with a few upper 30s common at the tallest peaks.

The weather turns chillier and decidedly wintery across the Dakotas and Minnesota, where a weak low pressure originating from the Pacific Northwest will slide across the U.S. Northern Tier. A sloppy mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain will blanket the ground along and north of Interstate 94, where a few inches of slushy, wet snow is possible; a glaze of ice will make travel extremely treacherous. A few light showers will make it as far south as the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.

Just like the interior Northeast, 30s and 40s will dominate from the eastern Montana Plains all the way to the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes.

The only other weather hiccup will be along the Interstate 5 corridor spanning western Washington and Oregon. A cold front and its Pacific moisture will squeeze out a band of light to moderate rain between Seattle and Portland, Ore. While it won`t be a washout, it will make for a slow evening commute.

The weather word for the rest of the U.S. is "sunshine," and plenty of it. Accompanying the sun-filled sky will be comfortable temperatures from California to the Southeast Atlantic Seaboard. Here, 60s, 70s and 80s will be the norm. Even a few very low 90s could make a brief appearance in southwest Texas Friday.

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