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8:45 AM EDT, April 8, 2014

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Seth Carrier

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A storm surging into eastern Canada will push rain through New England and off the East Coast today, while the western U.S. will enjoy plentiful sunshine and warm temperatures.

A storm moving out of the Ohio Valley is tracking into eastern Canada today. As it does so, associated rain will surge across New England and upstate New York. Luckily, a gradual drying trend will take place during the day, with only far northern New England seeing continued showers by the evening.

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

A cold front attached to the same storm will drag heavy rain across the Southeast coast this morning, pushing south across Florida as well. The Sunshine State will endure a few thunderstorms capable of producing gusty winds this afternoon.

Farther west, the Lower Mississippi Valley will see showers and a few thunderstorms pop up during the afternoon. Along with isolated strong winds, thunderstorms in this region will also produce pockets of hail. In addition, cool temperatures will be commonplace east of the Mississippi River.

Despite the unsettled weather in the eastern U.S., it will be a completely different story for The West. Here, a large ridge of high pressure will dominate from Texas to California, bringing plenty of sunshine and above-average temperatures. The only weather hiccup may occur in Washington, as a few showers move toward Seattle this afternoon.

The coolest temperatures today will be found along the Northern Tier, with highs stuck in the 40s and 50s from New England to the Upper Midwest. Temperatures in the 60s will be common from the Mid-Atlantic to the Intermountain West, although this will leave the Deep South cooler than average. Warmer 70s will be found along the Southeast coast as well as the Southern Plains. Meanwhile, highs will surge into the 80s for South Florida, South Texas and much of California. A few 90-degree readings will even be found in the Desert Southwest.

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