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Today's Weather Outlook

8:30 AM EST, November 13, 2013

By WeatherBug's Luke Paris

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The rush of cold, winter-like temperatures will keep the Northeast and Midwest bundled up and in front of the fireplace today. On the other hand, pleasant autumn weather will be relished from the West Coast to the Plains.

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

A typical autumn pattern will bring another round of dreary weather to the Pacific Northwest. Scattered showers will soak residents along the Northwest coastline as a disturbance brings Pacific moisture inland. Meanwhile, further east, mountain snow will cover the Northern Rockies` peaks, tapering off to rain showers at lower elevations. Temperatures will be in the 50s across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Great Basin and will cool down into the 40s in the Northern Rockies.

Temperatures will plummet across the Northeast and Midwest as a cold air mass invades the Eastern U.S. A high pressure system moving in from the west will keep the weather mostly quiet, but frigid. Scattered lake-effect snow showers will be possible for locations along Lake Erie. Residents of the Northeast will want to break out the extra layers as highs struggle to get out of the 30s. Coastal New England and the Midwest will be slightly warmer with highs in the lower 40s.

Southern Florida will be another trouble spot as showers develop along the southeastern coast. Rain will be scattered for the most part, putting only a temporary halt to any outdoor activities. Temperatures will be comfortably warm in the 70s, while the rest of the Southeast stay much cooler in the 50s.

High pressure will dominate the rest of the U.S., delivering sunny and clear skies to the Central and Western U.S. Temperatures in the Plains will range from the upper 40s in the Northern Plains to the 50s and 60s in the Central and Southern Plains with winds picking up across the panhandle of Oklahoma and western Kansas in the afternoon. Highs will jump into the 70s and 80s in the Southwest and along the West Coast while the Intermountain West sees temperatures in the 60s.

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