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9:45 AM EST, January 29, 2014

By WeatherBug's Luke Paris

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Highly sought rain and snow will slide into the Northwestern U.S. today. Elsewhere, lingering remnants of a winter storm will bring a few more snowflakes and raindrops to the Southeast.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Miranda Hilger has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.

Bounties of much-needed rainfall and snowfall will finally make its way into the Northwestern U.S. as a potent low pressure system begins to drift into the Pacific Northwest. Residents in the Pacific Northwest and even northern California will be drenched by an impending deluge that will also help quench the thirst of the extensive drought along much of the West Coast. To the east, widespread snowfall will span the Northern and Central Rockies, and the western corridors of the Northern Plains. Mountain snowflakes will also be seen in the higher elevations of the Cascades. Temperatures in the Pacific Northwest will be in the 50s, rising into the low 60s in northern California. Highs in the 20s and 30s will be seen at the higher elevations of the Rockies.

The disturbance pumping out a wintry weather mix in the Southeast will produce one last burst of snow showers and ice along the coast before moving offshore by the early afternoon. Snow will reach from the coasts of North Carolina to interior Georgia while a pocket of ice makes for slick conditions in southern Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. Meanwhile, rain will soak the remainder of Florida throughout the day. A gradient of temperatures will stretch across Florida, ranging from the 40s to the 70s. Highs in the 30s will be common in the interior Southeast.

Aside from a couple small pockets of snow in Michigan and the Northeast, the rest of the U.S. will see sunny skies and an array of different temperatures. Frigid highs in the teens and 20s will keep Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest residents bundled up in plenty of layers. The Mid and Lower Mississippi valleys will rise into the 30s and low 40s while the Central and Southern Plains see highs in the upper 40s and 50s. Clear skies and plenty of sunshine will keep the Southwest and southern West Coast in the 70s and 80s.

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