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8:15 AM EST, November 9, 2012

By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West

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The East Coast, after a brutal couple of weeks, will begin a nice stretch of quiet weather today. The same can`t be said about the Rockies and Mountain West. Meanwhile, the Plains will have another day of warm temperatures.

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

The big story will be the developing winter storm rolling across the Interior West. This storm will produce blizzard conditions across the northern Rockies and high western Plains of Montana and a foot of snow across the central Rockies and the northern Sierra. The snow will make its way into the western Dakotas later in the day. Temperatures will barely reach into the low 30s with the snow.

The same system will produce pockets of heavy rain from the central California coast northward into the Pacific Northwest. The rain will keep temperatures only in the 40s and 50s. To the south, southern California, the Southwest and southern Great Basin will see a few clouds and high wind gusts. Temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees colder than average as the mercury barely reaches the mid-60s in places like Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

East of the Rockies storm, a broad southwest flow will produce a wedge of unseasonably warm temperatures across the South and the southern and central Plains. Highs will reach into the low 70s across the South, Southeast, Florida and Central Plains as far north as Kansas City and the lower Ohio Valley, with much of Texas seeing temperatures in the 80s. This will be accompanied by bright sunshine.

The Northern Tier, the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic will also see a quiet today, with November sunshine producing highs in the 30s across the Northern Plains, 40s in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes and the Northeast. The Mid-Atlantic, Appalachians, and eastern Plains will see highs in the 50s and lower 60s.

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