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Weekend Weather Outlook

UPDATED 11 AM EST, February 2, 2013

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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A nip will be in the air for the first weekend in February from the Northern Plains to the East Coast with a bit of light snow to remind residents winter is still here. Much of the West and Southern Tier will remain dry and pleasant.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Addison Green has the latest in his exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.


Groundhog Day will bring chilly temperatures and snow from the Northern Plains to the Interior Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Two weak low pressures will bring a few inches of light, fluffy snow from the Ohio Valley to central Appalachians and the Northern Plains and Upper Mississippi Valley.

Sunshine will be abundant across the West, central and southern Plains and Deep South.

Temperatures will stay in the single digits and teens across the Minnesota Arrowhead, western Great Lakes and northern New England with 20s, 30s and 40s from the Dakotas to the Mid-Atlantic Coast.

Highs will also stay in the 30s and 40s from the Northwest into the Mountain West with 50s, 60s and 70s along Interstate 5 into the Southwest across the Southern Plains into the Sunshine State.


A near repeat performance is expected across the U.S. on Sunday. Blustery northwest winds and snow showers will be on the weather menu in the Great Lakes, northern Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The highest accumulations of a couple inches will be found along the shores of Lake Erie.

Other than a few more snow showers stretching across the Dakotas, high pressure will win out for another day in the West, Plains and Deep South.

Layers will be needed to stay warm in the Dakotas and Minnesota Arrowhead with highs in the single digits. Teens and 20s will once again chill places like Minneapolis and Marquette, Mich. Just like Saturday, the mercury will stay in the 30s and 40s in the Northwest, Mountain West, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Toasty 50s, 60s and 70s will encompass much of the Southern Tier.

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