Weekend Weather Outlook
UPDATED 7 AM EDT, November 3, 2012
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, John Bateman
A front crossing the central U.S. will keep the weather unsettled from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast, while another Pacific storm moves onshore in the West. A autumn chill in the air will remind folks in the Northern Tier that it`s the first weekend in November... which also means it`s time to "fall back"!
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The last day of daylight saving time of 2012 will see spots of rain and snow showers scattered across the U.S.
The most widespread showers will be found across the east-central U.S. from Texas into the Great Lakes and interior Northeast. Here, periodic showers will be common in the afternoon, with a wintry mix of snow and sleet developing over the eastern Dakotas, northern Minnesota and, eventually northern Wisconsin.
The Pacific Northwest will also see a few showers arriving later in the day, with coastal areas seeing pockets of heavy rain. The chance for showers will spread inland as far as the northern Rockies, bringing snow to the highest elevations.
The rest of the nation will be quiet after a busy week. The warmest afternoon temperatures will be found across the Gulf Coast, eastern Texas and the Deep South, including Florida, where 70s and 80s will be common. The coldest temperatures will be in the areas of snow across the Upper Midwest, with highs barely reaching the mid-30s. Temperatures in the 50s and 60s will be common almost everywhere else, except for over the eastern Great Lakes and Midwest, where 40s will rule.
Quiet weather will be the dominate features on the first day of standard time. Abundant sunshine will cover the California coast, eastward across the Rockies, Central Plains, Ohio Valley and into the northeast Sunday.
A few rain showers will be found across the Northwest and the Southeast, and snow showers will be found across the Dakotas and across northern New England. No weather problems are anticipated as just a dusting of snow is expected.
Temperatures Sunday will be very similar to today`s readings. Highs in the 80s will be found in the Southwest, southern Texas, the Gulf Coast, and Florida. The coolest readings will be in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes and the New England, where highs in the 40s will be typical. Highs in the 50s will be found across Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Ohio Valley, eastern Plains and the Rockies. The 60s and 70s will be found in California, the southern Rockies and the Southern Plains.
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