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000 FXUS01 KWBC 250828 PMDSPD SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD 427 AM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014 VALID 12Z SAT OCT 25 2014 - 12Z MON OCT 27 2014 ***UNSETTLED WEATHER CONTINUES FOR THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST*** ***VERY WARM TEMPERATURES OVER THE CENTRAL U.S.*** ***RELATIVELY QUIET WEATHER PATTERN ELSEWHERE*** THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST SHOULD EXPECT MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF RAIN OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS ONSHORE FLOW AND A STRONG PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM MOVES OVER THE REGION THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. THE SUB-1000MB LOW IS EXPECTED TO TRACK TOWARDS THE NORTHEAST ACROSS WASHINGTON STATE AND BRING A COLD FRONT THROUGH THE INTER-MOUNTAIN WEST THIS WEEKEND. SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP AFTER ITS PASSAGE, WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW LIKELY FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED NEAR THE COAST. ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL U.S., A BUILDING UPPER LEVEL RIDGE AHEAD OF THE PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL ALLOW FOR WELL-ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ACROSS MUCH OF THE PLAINS AND DEEP SOUTH. WIDESPREAD HIGHS IN THE 80S ARE LIKELY, WITH A FEW LOCATIONS IN TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA REACHING 90 DEGREES, WHICH COULD EASILY SET SOME RECORD HIGHS. DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND. OVER THE EAST COAST, IMPROVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE NORTHEAST U.S. AS THE NOR`EASTER MOVES FARTHER AWAY AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILD IN. SUNNY TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES WILL BE ENJOYED FOR MOST AREAS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. HAMRICK GRAPHICS AVAILABLE AT WWW.WPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV $$

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