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UPDATED 9 AM EST, November 7, 2013

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Seth Carrier

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A large area of high pressure in the Central U.S. will deliver pleasant fall weather to most of the nation today. Only residents in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest will have to keep an umbrella handy.

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

A potent cold front will move across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic during the morning and early afternoon, before racing off the coast. This front will produce a burst of rain as it goes, delivering a soggy morning commute from Charleston, W. Va., to Burlington, Vt. Once the front passes off to the east, clearing will occur, but this will be accompanied by tumbling temperatures. In fact, morning temperatures in the 50s will be replaced by chilly 40s during the afternoon.

On the opposite side of the U.S., a Pacific storm will slam into the Northwest coast to make for a rainy and breezy day. Seattle and Portland, Ore., will be drenched by wind-driven rain. As the storm treks farther inland, the higher elevations of the Bitterroot and Teton mountains will also pick up light snowfall.

Despite these hiccups, the majority of the U.S. will enjoy tranquil and pleasant weather today. High pressure diving into the Plains will bring copious sunshine from North Dakota to Texas and east to the Ohio Valley. The only downside will be temperatures slightly cooler than average in these locations. Meanwhile, an offshore wind flow will help to bring above-average temperatures to the Great Basin and California.

The coolest temperatures in the U.S. today will be found in the Upper Midwest, where highs may not even escape the 30s. Temperatures in the 40s and 50s will dominate from New England to the Central Plains and the Pacific Northwest. Warmer 60s and 70s will be the rule from the Southeast coast to Texas and California. Meanwhile, Florida and the Desert Southwest will claim Thursday`s warmest temperatures, as the mercury there will soar above 80 degrees.

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