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7 AM EDT, October 1, 2013

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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The weather to kick off October and second day of the work week will be quiet for most of the U.S. The Northwest and Deep South will be the only problem spots.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Miranda Hilger has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.

The first Pacific storm of the season will ease its grip on the Northwest today. While rain and a few snow showers will still swoop across northwestern Oregon and western Washington, the precipitation will be much more scattered. The other good news is the winds will relax a bit, allowing crews to clean up any debris left behind by the powerful weekend gusts.

The Deep South and Lower Mississippi Valley will still have to deal with pesky showers and thunderstorms today. Just like the Northwest, though, rain will be spotty and light.

Two large high pressure ridges will keep the remainder of the West, all of the Plains and most of the East except Florida dry. A brisk westerly wind will sweep across the Northern Plains and Great Lakes from a low pressure passing by in southern Canada but all the rain will stay north of the U.S. border.

October will begin mild to warm across much of the U.S. Highs today will reach the lower 90s in southern California and Arizona with 80s stretching from the Texas and Oklahoma Red River Valley to the Sunshine State.

Highs will reach the 70s from northern California to the Northeast with the only cool spot being the Northwest. The Cascades and far northern Rockies will only hit the 30s and lower 40s with 50s and 60s common along the Northwest Coast and in the lower elevations from northern California to Montana and western Wyoming.

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