The nation's weather

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Posted: Nov 23, 2011 6:09 AM
The nation's weather

The Northeast will see wet weather throughout the morning on Wednesday as a storm pushes through from the Midwest. The storm will intensify as it hits the coast, and heavy rain is anticipated throughout the east. Rainfall accumulations will likely approach 2 inches in many locations from New Jersey through Maine.

As this storm moves to the east, the Plains and Ohio Valley will clear out significantly. As drier air moves in from the north, temperatures will cool odd substantially, with highs west of the Appalachian Mountains dropping over 20 degrees in some locations.

High pressure will continue to build over the Plains helping to reinforce the cool air moving into the east, while keeping skies clear all the way west to the Rockies. The Southwest will also see clear conditions with warm temperatures.

The Northwest will see a fresh round of precipitation on Wednesday as low pressure moves into the Canadian coast. A front dropping south from the storm will send wind, high elevation snow and heavy rain to the region. Precipitation will drop south into the northern portion of California later in the day, moving through to the central coast overnight.