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9 AM EDT, March 9, 2014

By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, John Bateman

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The second weekend of March will wrap up on a relatively tranquil note except for some heavy rain and wind in the Northwest, and some showers along the Gulf Coast.

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

A Pacific storm moving inland will produce buckets of rain in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Great Basin today. Rain will extend down the Pacific Northwest coastline and into northern California, including the cities of San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. It will also spread eastward into the Northern Great Basin and Northern Rockies bringing more rain, highs winds and some snow to the higher elevations.

Temperatures will be fairly mild, mainly in the 50s and lower 60s, with 30s and 40s in mountainous locations. In Southern California and the Southwest, skies will be sunny with temperatures in the very-pleasant 70s and 80s in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.

Wet weather will also be found in the Southern U.S., in the form of scattered showers along the northwestern Gulf Coast. Cities like Brownsville and Houston, Texas, and New Orleans will all see rain chances during the day. It will be mild however, but rather cool by their standards, with highs in the 50s and 60s.

The Great Plains will stay fairly comfortable and dry today. Highs will hit the 30s and 40s in the Dakotas and Twin Cities, with 50s, 60s, and 70s stretching from Denver, eastward to Omaha, Neb., and southward to Oklahoma City. Skies should remain partly-to-mostly sunny across the region.

Along the East Coast, chilly air will linger in the Great Lakes and interior Northeast, while the South remains mild. Skies should be fair up and down the Seaboard, with highs in the 20s and 30s in New England. New York City to Washington, D.C. will warm to the 40s for highs as the Atlanta and Raleigh, N.C., see the 60s. Florida will be the warm spot with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s.

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