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9 AM EDT, March 19, 2014

By WeatherBug's Luke Paris

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Two systems across the Northern Tier will keep the Pacific Northwest and Great Lakes busy today. Quiet, spring weather will dominate the remainder of the U.S.

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

A low pressure system settling in over the Great Lakes will bring wet weather to the Lower Great Lakes and Northeast. Rain will even peek into the northern corridors of the Mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley. Just to the west, winter`s stubborn grip will produce a pocket of snow and a blast of chilly temperatures across the Upper Midwest. Highs in the Upper Midwest and interior New England will stay in the 30s, rising into the 40s across the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic and coastal Northeast.

Like clockwork, a disturbance bringing in Pacific moisture to the Northwest U.S. will douse the Pacific Northwest and Northern Great Basin with steady showers throughout the day. A few bouts of mountain snow will also fall across the Northern Rockies. Highs in the Pacific Northwest will remain in the 50s while the Northern Great Basin sees a few locations rise into the lower 60s. Chillier temperatures in the elevated locations of the Northern Rockies will be in the 30s.

Pleasant, crisp spring air will flourish throughout the rest of the U.S., accompanied by plenty of sunshine and blue skies. Highs in the 40s and 50s will stretch across the Northern and Central Plains, Intermountain West and Mid-Mississippi Valley while the Tennessee Valley and southern Mid-Atlantic warm up into the 60s. Temperatures across the Southern Plains, interior Southeast and West Coast will be in the 70s while the Southwest and Florida see the mercury rise into the 80s.

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