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9:45 AM EDT, April 11, 2013

By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West

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The slow-march of an April storm across the U.S. heads into the nation`s eastern half today, bringing another mix of thunderstorms and snow to large stretches of the U.S. Quieter weather will settle across the western U.S.

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

The U.S.`s wildest weather will be found across the southern U.S. between the Mississippi Valley and the Carolinas. Here, severe thunderstorms producing damaging winds and hail will be likely, with the storm starting out across the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee valleys through the early afternoon with the Carolinas and southern Mid-Atlantic seeing them later this afternoon and evening. Temperatures will reach into the 80s before the storm arrive and bring a nice cool down. The same system will also produce showers and a rumble of thunder across the Northeast and eastern Great Lakes, where temperatures will bounce between the 50s and low 60s.

On the cold side of the same system, highs in the 30s will mean a wintry mix of snow, sleet and some freezing rain across the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes before drier air arrives, leading to improving conditions.

The rest of the U.S. east of the Rockies will have a quiet day with plenty of sun shining in Florida, Texas and the central and western high Plains. Even so, temperatures throughout the central U.S. will be running colder than normal, with highs in the 40s and low 50s found throughout the Plains. Texas will be seeing highs in the 70s with a few 80s near the Rio Grande Valley, with Florida in the 80s.

Outside of snow across the highest elevations of the northern Rockies, the Western third of the U.S. will have a typical spring day. April sunshine will push temperatures into the low 60s across the Northwest, Great Basin and southern Rockies, with California and the Desert Southwest reaching into the upper 70s and low 80s.

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