The nation's weather

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Posted: Oct 31, 2010 5:04 AM
The nation's weather

Rain was in the forecast Sunday for the Northwest and Northeast, while a high pressure system was expected to bring dry air to the Midwest and Southeast.

A Pacific storm was predicted to move through the Northwest and into the Northern Rockies, bringing widespread rain and high elevation snow from the coasts of Washington and Oregon through Idaho and parts of Montana and Wyoming. The storm was expected to quickly lose its moisture through the day.

The region also was to see gusty winds. Another Pacific storm is set to hit the Northwest on Monday, bringing more rain and high elevation snow.

Meanwhile, another low pressure system was expected to bring rain and some snow showers from northern New York through Maine. Lacking significant moisture, the storm was not expected to be dangerous.

Temperatures in the Northeast were to rise into the 30s, 40s, and 50s, while the Southeast was in for temperatures in the 70s and 80s. The Southern Plains were to rise into the 80s and 90s, while the Northern Plains looked for temperatures in the 40s and 50s. The Northwest was expected to rise into the 40s, 50s, and 60s, while temperatures in the 70s and 80s were expected the Southwest.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Saturday ranged from a low of 18 degrees at Minot, N.D. to a high of 93 degrees at Pecos, Texas.