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By Weather Underground, Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 7, 2014 at 2:40 a.m.



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Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, March 07, 2014

A cold frontal boundary will extend across the Intermountain West, the central Plains and the upper Midwest on Friday, while a low pressure system will move across the Eastern Seaboard.

A low pressure system will move east northeastward from the eastern Gulf Coast to the East Coast on Friday. This system is expected to carry moderate rain and thunderstorms over a handful of southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and southeastern Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, high pressure will build across the western and central Gulf Coast, as warm, sunny conditions can be expected across the region.

A cold frontal boundary will extend from Montana to Colorado and eastward over the Midwest on Friday. An area of heavy snow associated with this system will impact the central Rockies, while lighter, scattered snow will move across the central Plains and the upper Midwest. Rain will also be possible from the southern Plains to the Ohio Valley as this cold front propagates eastward.

Out west, showers are expected to push across Washington and northwestern Oregon, while high elevation snow showers are forecast for the Cascades and northern Rockies. The Southwest will stay mostly clear on Friday due to high pressure along the coast of California. .

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday have ranged from a morning low of -26 degrees at Saranac Lake, N.Y. to a high of 88 degrees at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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