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Associated Press

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:33 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 15 at 5:36 AM

Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

A cold front will stretch from the Southwest to the Intermountain West on Friday, while a ridge of high pressure will build over the Northeast.

Balmy temperatures and wet weather will push across the Pacific Northwest, the Great Basin and into the Intermountain West on Friday as a cold front treks southeastward over the region. In the Pacific Northwest, showers will move across the coasts of Washington, Oregon and northern California, while heavy snow can be expected in the Cascades. Heavy snow can also be expected in the Rockies, while lighter snow showers will push across parts of the Great Basin. By the evening, rainy conditions will move into parts of Arizona and New Mexico, while southern California will stay clear of wet weather.

The central third of the country will also experience rainy weather due to a low pressure system over the central Plains. Parts of the upper Midwest, including northeastern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin, will have a chance for mixed precipitation, while showers can be expected across the central and southern Plains.

A high pressure system will keep the Northeast dry on Friday, although chilly conditions can be expected throughout the day. Spotty showers will likely occur in parts of the Southeast, while the western Gulf Coast will warm and sunny.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday have ranged from a morning low of 10 degrees at Mt. Washington, N.H. to a high of 90 degrees at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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