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Today's Weather Outlook

UPDATED 9 AM EST, January 24, 2013

UPDATED By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West

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The onslaught of bone-chilling weather that arrived on Sunday and Monday will continue today for much of the U.S. east of the Rockies. A new Pacific storm will begin to cause a bit more trouble across the West.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.

After another night dropping into the mid-teens below zero, today`s highs will once again struggle to reach zero degrees throughout the upper Midwest and western Great Lakes. On top of that, an Alberta Clipper will bring a quick burst of afternoon snow to the Dakotas.

Single digits and teens will be common throughout the north-central Plains, Great Lakes, New England and the northern Mid-Atlantic. Lake-effect snow will hit the common snow belts across the eastern Great Lakes and Michigan. Highs in the 20s will be found well into the central Plains, central Mississippi Valley, Mid-South and southern Mid-Atlantic.

Temperatures will not reach the freezing mark as far south as the Tennessee Valley, with the rest of the South, Southeast and lower Mississippi Valley seeing highs in the 40s and 50s, with the Gulf Coast getting into the 60s. At least sunshine will be prevalent across the Southwest and Mid-South.

The warmest spots in the U.S. will be Texas and Florida. Highs will jump into the mid to upper 70s, with a few 80 degree readings found across southern Texas.

The Western half of the U.S., after a quiet few days, will also get a bit more active today. A new Pacific storm will approach the southern California coast, spreading rain showers ashore into Los Angeles, San Diego and eventually Las Vegas later today. Temperatures will be in the 50s as the clouds and shower build across southern and central California and the southern Great Basin.

Outside of some mountain snow in the Intermountain West and western Rockies, the rest of western U.S. will have a quiet and seasonal day. This will mean highs will jump into the upper 30s and low 40s across the Mountain West and Rockies, with the Northwest jumping into the low 50s.

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