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6:45 AM EST, December 10, 2012

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, John Bateman

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A potent December storm system will march eastward today bringing more snow to the Great Lakes and pushing much chillier air into the nation`s midsection. Ahead of this system, warm, moist air will overspread the eastern U.S. bringing everything from scattered showers to powerful thunderstorms.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Katie Ferrier has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.

The wintry weather will hold on for another day in the northern Great Lakes. Generally light-to-moderate snow showers will fall from Green Bay, Wis., to Alpena, Mich., with only minor accumulations expected. In northern New England, a wintry mix could fall by afternoon and evening in far upstate New York, northern Vermont and New Hampshire, and northern Maine.

South of the snow, rain and scattered showers will cover much of the U.S. east of the Mississippi. Unusually mild temperatures will stretch from the Southeast to eastern New England, as both Atlanta and Boston can expect highs in the 60s. Where the clash of cold and warm air masses is strongest, severe storms could develop across the Deep South, with damaging winds possible.

In the Plains, cold air will sink in from Canada but sunshine will be abundant by afternoon. Highs will only hit the teens and 20s in the Dakotas and Minnesota. Temperatures will warm into the 20s and 30s for Omaha, Neb., and Wichita, Kan. Even Oklahoma City and Dallas will only see highs in the 30s and 40s, with a few morning flurries possible in Oklahoma.

In the West, more snow will fall in the higher elevations of the Northwest and central Rockies, with temperatures in the 20s and 30s. Sunshine and pleasant weather will cover California and the Desert Southwest, with highs in the 50s in Las Vegas, 60s in Phoenix and 70s in Los Angeles.

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