Today's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 7:30 AM EDT, November 4, 2012
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Fred Allen
The conclusion of the first weekend in November will find a little bit of every season across the U.S. A few strong thunderstorms will spread across the Southeast and Deep South, with a wintery mess mixed with a few raindrops across the northern High Plains; rain will also fall over the Northwest.
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The southeast Atlantic Coast, Deep South and Pacific Northwest residents have to contend with a pair of storm systems today. The first will bring scattered thunderstorms along large stretches of the Interstate 10 and 20 corridors, from eastern Texas into the Carolinas, where a few could be quite strong with large hail and gusty winds. The other will squeeze out plenty of Pacific moisture, but luckily in the form of bursts of heavy rain, even along the higher Cascades.
Temperatures will be more-than-comfortable from Texas to the Carolinas for the start of November, as highs climb well into the 70s and lower and middle 80s. Where clouds are thickest in North Carolina and northwest Texas, temperatures will be held back in the 50s and 60s. Similar 50s and 60s will cover the Pacific Northwest.
While a few early snowflakes will fall across northern New England, an Alberta Clipper storm system will drop out of Canada into the Dakotas. This will mean a messy band of snow, sleet and freezing rain along Interstates 90 and 94 in North and South Dakota; a few rain showers will mean better travel over northern Nebraska.
The Great Lakes to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast will remain stuck in a chilly temperature regime, with a brisk wind adding a wintry bite to the air. Meanwhile, the exact opposite will occur from the central and southern Plains to the Golden State Coast, where seasonable temperatures and sunshine will dominate.
Winter-like 30s will be found across North Dakota and Michigan`s Upper Peninsula, as well as a couple of pockets in northern New England. Widespread 40s and 50s will blanket Montana to Colorado, and eastward to the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic beaches. Not to be left out, the warmest temperatures will be observed in California, the Desert Southwest, and the western High Plains, where 70s and 80s will rule.
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