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Short Range Forecast Discussion NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 346 AM EDT Sat Oct 18 2014 Valid 12Z Sat Oct 18 2014 - 12Z Mon Oct 20 2014 ***A few showers over the Great Lakes region*** ***Pacific Northwest front to deliver rain near the coast*** ***Relatively quiet weather pattern elsewhere*** Scattered showers are likely across the Lower Great Lakes and the western slopes of the central Appalachians through Sunday morning as some short-wave energy pivots around an upper level trough axis situated over Canada. A reinforcing cold front is expected to reach the East Coast by Saturday evening, but it should mainly be a dry frontal passage given limited moisture. Out west, another frontal system moving towards the Pacific Northwest on Sunday will begin another round of rain to parts of the West Coast. Most of the rain should fall over the higher terrain of Washington and Oregon, and given the warm nature of this system, any snow would be confined to only the highest mountains. Parts of southern Texas may see some showers and isolated thunderstorms over the weekend as moisture increases and moves onshore from the Gulf of Mexico. Elsewhere across the contiguous U.S., the weather pattern is expected to be relatively quiet through the weekend with below normal temperatures expected over the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and Northeast. Above normal temperatures are expected across much of the Rockies and Great Basin. Hamrick Graphics available at www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_wbg.php