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Short Range Forecast Discussion

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Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
353 PM EDT Fri Oct 24 2014

Valid 00Z Sat Oct 25 2014 - 00Z Mon Oct 27 2014

...Heavy rain continues for the Pacific Northwest this weekend...

...Conditions remain quiet for the remainder of the nation...

It will be a wet weekend for many places across the Northwest. A
strong system will move in off the Pacific Saturday morning, and
move across the Rockies and into the northern/central Plains by
the end of the weekend. Plenty of moisture streaming in off the
ocean will support multiple rounds of organized and heavy rain,
especially for coastal regions from Northern California to
Washington, as well as the higher terrain of the Northern
Cascades. Eventually, once the surface front moves onshore, the
rain will spill over into the northern Rockies, but the most
organized of the precipitation should remain confined to favorable
slopes of the highest terrain. A few snow showers may also be
possible for the highest peaks.

Elsewhere across the nation, the weather looks relatively quiet.
As the nor'easter moves away from the New England coast, so will
the rain. Only light showers remain for the northern most part of
Maine at this point. Behind, high pressure takes over the Eastern
US, and ushers with it dry and warmer weather. Meanwhile, a few
showers may be possible as a system moves across the Great Lakes,
and the heavy rain across Southern Florida should be ending by
tonight or tomorrow morning.


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Last Updated: 353 PM EDT Fri Oct 24 2014