Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, Nov. 01, 2013.
A cold frontal boundary will bring wet weather to the eastern third of the country on Friday, while a ridge of high pressure will keep the Southwest clear of precipitation.
An extensive cold frontal will stretch from the central Gulf Coast to the Northeast on Friday, bringing rainy weather to a number of regions. During the morning, showers and thunderstorms will be focused over the central Gulf Coast and into the southern and central Appalachians before moving across the Eastern Seaboard and the eastern Gulf Coast in the afternoon and evening. Wet weather will also be possible along the Great Lakes and into the Northeast as a result of this frontal boundary.
A low pressure system will usher mixed precipitation into the northern Plains and upper Midwest on Friday. Showers will be possible along the eastern half of the Dakotas during the morning, while rain and snow will be possible in Minnesota and Wisconsin during the afternoon and evening. Meanwhile, the southern Plains can expect warm, muggy weather.
A ridge of high pressure will continue to bring warm, dry conditions to the Southwest on Friday, as temperatures are expected to range between the 70s and 80s inland, and in the upper 80s and lower 90s in the southern California and Arizona deserts. The Pacific Northwest can expect wet weather on Friday due to a low pressure system off of the coast of Washington, as snow showers will be possible in the Cascades and Rockies.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday have ranged from a morning low of 10 degrees at Wolf Creek Pass, Colo. to a high of 88 degrees at Edinburg, Texas