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UPDATED 11 AM EDT, April 21, 2013

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Fred Allen

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The weekend will conclude much the way it started across the U.S., with an added twist across parts of the Upper Midwest where an icy mix and snow will follow hot on the heels of last week`s storm. Though it will be quiet for most other places, unsettled weather will stick around in Florida as well as the Northwest.

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Low pressure cruising through central Canada will bring a potpourri of weather across the U.S. Northern Tier today. Abundant Pacific moisture interacting with a cold front will produce a growing band of light-to-moderate snow from the northern Rockies into western South Dakota, where several inches of snow will make travel difficult. Snow and a wintry mix will also spread quickly through the Dakotas, Minnesota, and into the western Great Lakes.

In the warmer air south of the front, a few thunderstorms will erupt during the afternoon and evening across Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa. Although outdoor plans won`t be a washout, umbrellas and rain gear should be kept handy.

The only other weather hiccups across the U.S. will be found in Washington State and Florida. A stalled front will produce numerous showers and thunderstorms for places such as Orlando, Tampa Bay, and Miami, while a compact Pacific storm will deliver a quick punch of rain along the Interstate 5 corridor in Washington.

Meanwhile, those from California through the Southern Plains into the Mid-Atlantic and New England will enjoy a bright blue sky and quiet weather.

Today`s chilly spot will be located from northern Idaho and Montana to the northern Great Lakes and New England, with 30s and 40s being the rule. A few 20s will sneak just south of the Canada and U.S. border into far northern Montana.

In stark contrast, toasty 80s and low 90s will dominate California into Arizona and West Texas. In between, seasonable 60s, 70s, and a few lower 80s will warm central and southern Florida, with 40s and 50s blanketing the Colorado Rockies and southern New England.

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