Weekend Weather Outlook
UPDATED 9:15 AM EDT, April 20, 2013
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
The active weather pattern will finally break a bit this weekend. The Northern Tier, Florida and Southeast Atlantic Coast will be the few minor hiccup spots.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Addison Greene has the latest in his exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook video.
A cold front moving across southern Canada could spoil a few outdoor plans in the Northwest and Northern Rockies to kick off the weekend. Rain showers in the valleys and snow for the highest northern Cascade and Rocky mountain peaks will be squeezed out south of the front. A few raindrops will even pelt the Central and Southern Rockies as well.
The southern flank of a cold front in the eastern U.S. will stall in the Sunshine State. Much of Florida will have to bring outdoor activities inside as showers and storms dot the landscape, especially from midday through the afternoon.
Meanwhile, sunshine will replace Friday`s stormy skies in the East with blue skies reaching into the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley. The Southern Plains through the Southwest, Great Basin and California will enjoy quiet weather as well.
The coldest readings in the 30s and 40s will be found in the Rockies, northern Cascades and from the Northern Plains to the eastern Great Lakes. The remainder of the U.S. from the West Coast to the East Coast and Deep South will have 50s, 60s and 70s. Warmer 80s to lower 90s will stretch across southern California into southern Arizona and along the Rio Grande Valley.
The same cold front sneaking across southern Canada today will swoop into the Northern Plains on Sunday. Rain and mountain snow will edge across the Northern Rockies with a few more snow showers falling in northern Minnesota. A bit of a rain and snow mix will plague the Upper Great Lakes.
The southern flank of the front will bring showers and a few embedded storms across the southern Plains into the Midwest. The only other weather hiccup will be more scattered storminess in Florida with showers closing in on the Carolina beaches from the Atlantic late this weekend.
Otherwise, high pressure centers will bring sunshine to the West, Southern Plains and much of the East.
The quiet weekend weather continues across the U.S.
The hot spots Sunday will be the Southwest and southern Texas, where 80s and some 90s will be found. Not too far behind in the temperature department will be California, the southern Rockies, southern Plains and South, where temperatures in the 70s will be widespread. The rest of the U.S. will be in the 60s, with 30s, 40s and 50s found in the northern Rockies, Great Lakes and Northeast.
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