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6:45 AM EST, November 19, 2013

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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The stormy weather for the second day of the work week will be confined to the Northwest and much of California. Meanwhile, blue skies will prevail from the Southwest through most of the Northeast.

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

Much of Interstate 5 from central California into the Northwest will be soggy today as more Pacific moisture races onshore and gets squeezed out as showers. Fallen leaves may leave a few roads a bit slippery for travelers here. Meanwhile, a heavy, wet snow will end by lunch time in the northern Cascades but not before dumping up to a foot of accumulation.

Southwest winds combined with ample sunshine will bring a noticeable warm up to the Central U.S. Instead of Monday`s mid 30s in Minneapolis, today`s highs will push into the lower 50s. Temperatures will top out in the 60s farther south through the Central Plains with 70s and 80s in Texas. The only weather hiccup in the Central U.S. will be a few afternoon showers scooting through places like Corpus Christi and Brownsville, Texas.

Strong high pressure will keep the skies blue in the East. The only exceptions to the rule will be southern Florida where widely scattered showers are possible, and along the shores of the eastern Great Lakes, where a few lake-effect rain and snow showers will fly.

Temperatures will be a notch cooler with 30s and 40s from the Great Lakes into the Ohio Valley, northern Appalachians and New England. Farther south, 50s and 60s will stretch across the Tennessee Valley with 70s and 80s along the Gulf Coast into Florida.

In the Western U.S., 30s will chill the Rockies, Sierra and Cascades. Phoenix will break into the 70s with 50s and 60s common in Las Vegas, San Francisco and Seattle.

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