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UPDATED 10 AM EST, December 27, 2013

By WeatherBug's Luke Paris

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Another day of tranquil weather will dominate the majority of the U.S. on Friday. Nevertheless, a few snow showers will be seen in the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer has the latest in his exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.

Winter is showing its face once again in the Great Lakes and Northeast as a cold front swoops down from Canada, bringing bands of lake-effect snow to cities such as Erie, Pa. and Buffalo, N.Y. Several inches of snow could accumulate in cities located in the lake-effect snow belt, while only a couple inches will fall in northern New England. Further west, scattered snow showers will be confined to Minnesota`s Arrowhead and the northern corridors of Michigan`s Upper Peninsula. Temperatures will remain chilly across the Northern Tier of the U.S., with highs ranging from the teens and 20s in northern New England, to the 30s in the rest of the Northeast, the Great Lakes and the Upper Midwest.

A cold front moving through the Southeast will douse Florida with a handful of scattered showers and even an isolated thunderstorm. Rain will start in the morning and persist throughout the afternoon and evening while the rest of the Southeast remains relatively dry. Comfortable temperatures in the upper 50s will be felt across the Southeast, with Florida warming up into the 60s and 70s.

Residents of Seattle will want to pack an umbrella as a low pressure system brings Pacific moisture to western Washington. Rain will be fairly scattered, transitioning into mountain snow at higher elevations located in the northern Cascade Mountains. Temperatures in the 40s will be widespread in the Pacific Northwest, while highs drop into the upper 20s and 30s in the Northern Great Basin and Northern Rockies.

Other than a bout of scattered showers in south Texas, the rest of the U.S. will see a quiet day accompanied by blue skies. Temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s in the Mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley, while highs in the 50s will be seen in the Central and Southern Plains, and the Intermountain West. The West Coast and Southwest will have comfortable temperatures in the 70s.

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