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UPDATED 1 PM EST, January 5, 2014

By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, John Bateman

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Winter weather will slam the Eastern U.S. once again as a sharp cold front makes its way south and east.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Addison Green has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook Video.

Heavy snow will blanket the Mid-Mississippi Valley and Ohio Valley with as much as 8-12 inches of accumulation from St. Louis to Indianapolis. Lesser amounts of snow will stretch from northern Oklahoma to central Missouri, with a few inches possible in Kansas City.

The Lower Mississippi and Tennessee valleys will be thrown into the mix of rain and snow as well, with a wintry mix possible in Memphis, Tenn., and a few inches of snow on tap for Fayetteville, Ark., and Nashville, Tenn.

Meanwhile, warmer temperatures in coastal New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast will mean a day of umbrellas and rain boots after some early freezing rain possible in the Mid-Atlantic. Florida will see the chance for a few scattered showers as well.

Temperatures will range widely from the 10s and 20s in the Mid-Mississippi Valley and Midwest, to the 30s in the Northeast. Highs in the 30s and 40s will dominate in the Mid-Atlantic and Tennessee Valley, while the Southeast warms into the 50s and 60s. Florida will see highs in the 70s and 80.

For the Northern Rockies, Central Rockies, southern Northern Plains and northern Central Plains, scattered snow showers will pass through with highs plummeting into the single-digits and 10s. Farther north and east, residents will endure a blast of arctic air that will produce temperatures of around 20 degrees below zero in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest, with wind chills of 40-50 below zero!

Mostly sunny skies will rule across the remainder of the U.S. The Southern Plains will see highs ranging from the 20s in the north to the 50s in the south, while the Pacific Northwest sees temperatures in the 40s and 50s. Ideal outdoor weather will be the norm in the Southwest and West Coast as highs peak in the 70s.

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