The nations weather

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Posted: Oct 11, 2011 4:54 AM
The nations weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

A wet storm that hung around Florida on Monday will move northeastward up the eastern seaboard on Tuesday. As it does this, widespread moderate to heavy rain accompanied by a few thunderstorms will move through the Southeast, with the heaviest rain expected close to the coast. By the end of the day, the rain will be very close to moving into New England.

Meanwhile, a weakening cold front will move through a line from the Southern Plains through the Upper Midwest. Scattered rain will move through the same area, but this precipitation will not be as strong as when the front moved through the Central Plains on Sunday.

In the West, a Pacific storm will continue pressing into the Northwest, producing rain and high elevation snow in Washington and Oregon. Most of this precipitation will fall in the western half of these states as it will be blocked from moving to the east by the Cascade Mountains.

High pressure will begin to move out of the Northeast, but not before providing one more day or dry weather for New England before a much wetter day on Wednesday.

The Northeast will see temperatures in the 70s and 80s, while the Southeast will see temperatures into the 90s in Florida. The Northwest will rise into the 50s and 60s, while the Southwest will rise into the 70s, 80s, and 90s in some areas. Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of 21 degrees at Monarch Pass, Colo. to a high of 90 degrees at West Palm Beach, Fla.