Wet weather is forecast for the East Saturday, while dry conditions dominate in the nation's middle section and the West.
Light to moderate rain and snow will soak the Great Lakes, Northeast and Ohio Valley. Snow will blanket the Ohio Valley and the northern Northeast, while rain falls in the southern Northeast. Rain and light snow is forecast for the eastern Ohio Valley. Rain and thunderstorms are likely in the Tennessee Valley, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Gulf States.
The only exceptions to the dry weather in the central and western states will be lingering snow flurries in the Upper Midwest, and light rain and snow from Southern California to the Southern Rockies. Portions of Southern California that were recently affected by forest fires may experience rockslides and mudslides.
Highs Saturday were forecast to be in the 20s in northern Maine; 20s and 30s in the Northern Rockies, Upper Midwest and Northern Plains; 30s in the Northeast and Great Lakes; 40s in the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic; 40s and 50s in the Central Plains, Northwest, Great Basin, Southwest, central and southern Rockies, Oklahoma and northern California; 50s in the Tennessee Valley; 60s in the Gulf States and Southeast; 60s and 70s in southern California and the Desert Southwest; and 70s and 80s in Florida and southern Georgia.
Temperatures Friday in the lower 48 states ranged from a low of minus-6 degrees in Big Piney, Wyo., to a high of 84 degrees in Laredo, Texas.
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