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UPDATED 9 AM EST, February 25, 2013

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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A major winter storm will spread across the Plains to begin the new work week while dangerous storms and flooding downpours invade the Deep South. Otherwise, quiet weather will rule large stretches of the East and West coasts.

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

Blizzard conditions will unfold from the Texas Panhandle into Kansas as a strong low pressure system winds up across the Mid-South. The heaviest snow will pummel areas south of Interstate 70 where more than a foot could cause travel problems and school closures.

In the warmer, humid air south and east of the storm, more unwanted downpours will break out across the I-10 and 20 corridors in the Deep South. Given that a few rivers are already running high, and in some cases above flood stage from recent rain, the downpours will only add to the mounting flooding problems.

Besides the heavy rain, there will be dangerous storms capable of gusty winds, hail and even tornadoes during the prime afternoon heating along the Gulf Coast. New Orleans, Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola, Fla., could see a severe storm during the second half of the day.

Pacific moisture rushing inland around a high pressure system will bring another dreary day to places like Seattle and Portland, Ore. The Cascades and Northern Rockies, on the other hand, will see snow showers add up to a few inches.

Dry weather will rule California, the Great Basin and Mountain West. More tranquil skies will be found from the Northern Plains to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast to start the week.

Cool weather will dominate much of the U.S. with highs in the 20s, 30s and 40s from the Northwest into the Central Plains across the Interstate 70 corridor to the Mid-Atlantic. Farther south, warmer 50s and 60s will allow for lighter clothing in California, the Southwest, Texas and the Deep South. Even a few toasty 80s will warm the Sunshine State.

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