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8:45 AM EDT, October 7, 2013

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Fred Allen

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The Eastern U.S. will be peppered by torrential downpours and a few potent thunderstorms to start out the new work week. The only other weather blemish across an otherwise quiet weather pattern will be found across the Pacific Northwest, where occasional showers will put a damper on the mood today.

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Mother Nature can deliver quite a blow, and today will be no different from the Deep South all of the way to Maine. A powerful cold front will rush from the eastern Ohio Valley to along the Eastern Atlantic beaches carrying flooding downpours and even a few fresh thunderstorms in the Mid-Atlantic and parts of the interior Northeast. For many it will be a washout, with driving even a difficult task due to localized areas of flash flooding.

Even Florida will be no stranger to unsettled weather, as former Tropical Storm Karen`s moisture squeezes out blinding downpours and thunderstorms. Interstates 4, 10, and 75 from Jacksonville to Tallahassee and Tampa Bay will be difficult to navigate at times within these downpours.

The only other weather hiccup across a quiet start to the first Monday in October in the U.S. will occur in the Pacific Northwest. Here, a cold front rushing ashore will pack occasional showers and light rain along and ahead of it across the Interstate 5 and 90 corridors.

There will be no shortage of seasonably warm temperatures across the U.S. today, including plenty of sunshine heating the mercury into the 70s, 80s, and even a few low 90s over most of the West, Plains, and Florida to central New England.

The cooler spots, including the Pacific Northwest, immediate West Coast, Rockies and Great Lakes to the Ohio Valley and arcing through northern New England will have a tough time climbing out of the 50s and lower 60s.

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