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UPDATED 9 AM EDT, March 24, 2013

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Fred Allen

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A spring and winter-dual will make for an interesting but stormy weekend conclusion across the U.S., including a few fresh thunderstorms rolling across the Southeast and Florida with heavy snow and cold dominating the Rocky Front Range to the Ohio Valley.

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

Despite the late-March timing, a potent snow storm will spread from the Nation`s Midsection into the Ohio Valley today. Places like St. Louis, Springfield, Ill., and Indianapolis will be shoveling out of several inches of fresh snow by tonight. On top of that, gusty winds will whip the snow about as it falls, creating dangerous travel along a large stretch of the Interstate 70 corridor.

On the warm, humid side of the same weather system, severe storms will fire in southern Georgia and northern Florida this afternoon. Places like Tampa Bay, Orlando and Jacksonville, Fla., northeastward to Savannah, Ga., could be threatened by gusty winds and hail later today.

Not to be outdone, occasional light snow and snow showers will pepper the northern Rockies, northern Plains, and western Great Lakes, but it will be more of the nuisance than accumulating variety. Rain will move into the Mid-Atlantic late this afternoon, with a bit of snow mixed in for good measure.

Outside of some light snow or a few snow showers across the hilly-terrain of central and northern New England, the remainder of the U.S. will finish the weekend a quiet one of the weather front.

Heaters will be on full-blast from the Mountain West to northern New England, where 10s, 20s, and 30s will be the norm. In sharp contrast, the southern U.S. from California to Arizona, as well as stretching from far southern Texas to Florida and southern Georgia will see highs climb into the 60s, 70s, and even a few lower 80s. It will be 40s and 50s for those in-between today.

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