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New York, NY, (AP)–The nasty cold front that pummeled the Southeast last week inched toward the New England early today, leaving behind clouds and blustery winds. Snow and rain moved over the Pacific Northwest.
Snow was expected to fall across much of Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, while freezing rain was forecast along the coast.
Tens of thousands of homes along the East Coast lost power this weekend after the sleety storm glazed power lines and tree limbs from South Carolina to New York.
Elsewhere across the East today, scattered snow showers were forecast throughout the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, as well as the Appalachians Mountains.
The nation’s midsection was expected to enjoy crisp, clear conditions, although temperatures should remain near or slightly below seasonal norms as high pressure builds.
Some cloudiness was forecast to filter across the southwestern Plains states as well as northern and central Minnesota, but no precipitation was expected.
Clouds covered the West as a storm moves east from California and another storm approaches the Pacific Northwest. Cities from Seattle to San Diego, eastward through Salt Lake City and Albuquerque, N.M., were forecast to have rain or snow.
Highs today were forecast in the teens and 20s in the northern and central Plains; in the 30s and 40s in the Great Lakes, Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Ohio and Tennessee valleys; in the 40s and 50s along the Gulf Coast, Pacific Northwest, southern Plains and Southeast; and in the 60s and 70s in the Southwest, southern California and central and southern Florida.
Extremes on Sunday across the Lower 48 ranged from a high of 80 degrees in Orlando, Fla., to a low of minus-19 degrees in Stanley, Idaho.
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