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Today's Weather Outlook

9 AM EST, November 14, 2013

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Fred Allen

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Unlike the recent Arctic chill spiraling across the Eastern U.S., there will be no shortage of mid-November sunshine, leading to a nice warm up today. Weather hiccups will be limited, with Great Lakes and Northwest residents seeing a bit of unsettled weather.

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

The big weather news across the nation will be the hasty retreat of an early-week Arctic plunge over the Eastern U.S. headed into the homestretch of the workweek. A large bubble of high pressure will produce a swift and much-needed warm up from Wednesday`s highs in the 20s, 30s, and 40s to lower 50s from the Gulf Coast to Maine. Instead, the mercury will easily climb into the 30s and 40s across New England, with widespread 50s and 60s extending from the Mid-Atlantic to the Gulf Coast.

The only Eastern U.S. places that will remain on the cool side include the Sunshine State and Great Lakes into the Ohio Valley, where a few showers will roam the sky throughout the day. In fact, showers across northern Minnesota, northwestern Wisconsin, and northern Michigan will be mixed in with a few snowflakes.

The mercury will only manage to reach the upper 60s in northern Florida, with lower and middle 70s blanketing Florida locations such as Orlando, Tampa and Miami. It will be 30s and lower 40s across the Upper Midwest and Ohio Valley.

The only other minor weather blemish will be found across the Northwest, where a low pressure system will trigger a few showers along the Interstate 5 corridor and light mountain snow over the Washington and Oregon Cascades. Unfortunately, it won`t be enough for skiers to hit their favorite slopes after work or school.

Meanwhile, the Pacific Northwest, Great Lakes, and Florida`s weather un-pleasantries will not extend to the Plains and much of the Western U.S. on Thursday. Here, plenty of sunshine will lead to comfortably mild temperatures for mid-November standards.

Highs will be warmest from California to Texas, where 60s, 70s, and lower 80s will be common. On the other hand, 40s and 50s will dominate the Northwest to Dakotas and central Plains, with a couple of 30s sneaking into the picture across North Dakota and the northern Rocky Mountain Front Range.

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