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UPDATED 8:30 AM EST, February 12, 2013

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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While winter relaxes a bit across the Upper Midwest and Northeast, the Southern Tier won`t be able to shake out of its stormy pattern. Snow will even be on the weather menu for the Southern Plains.

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

A significant winter storm will unfold across the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles today. Six to 10 inches will blanket places like Amarillo, Texas, and Woodward, Okla. As a matter of fact, accumulation from this storm alone will likely surpass seasonal snowfall totals so far this season. Travel along Interstates 27 and 40 will become difficult as the day progresses.

Just like Monday, much of the Deep South will need rain jackets and windshield wipers. The same front responsible for showers and embedded thunderstorms will stay in place, bringing more downpours to Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans and Jackson, Miss. A few more potent storms could unleash hail along the Gulf Coast.

The quiet weather zone will stretch from the Mid-Atlantic to the northern California coast. High pressure will bring sunshine here. The Cascades, northern Rockies and Interior Northeast will have a few snow showers to contend with but only light amounts are expected.

Meanwhile, the cleanup from the weekend blizzards will continue full throttle under mostly sunny skies in the Northern Plains, Upper Midwest and along the Interstate 95 corridor in the Northeast. The only weather hiccup besides the snow showers in the Interior Northeast will be a rather pesky northwest breeze that will add bit of a wind chill to the air.

Highs will stay in the 30s and 40s from the Intermountain West through the Great Lakes into the Northeast today. Warmer 50s and 60s will grace the West Coast, Southwest, Southern Plains, Southeast and southern Mid-Atlantic. A few spots like Miami and Fort Myers, Fla., and Brownsville, Texas, will enjoy warmer 80s.

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