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Strong Winds Over Portions of the Rockies & Plains; Chilly for Much of the Eastern U.S.

Low pressure pushing eastward will generate strong winds over parts of the Rockies and Plains through Saturday with some light precipitation. Meanwhile, a much cooler air mass will overtake the eastern half of the country with frost and freeze concerns. Elevated fire weather conditions are expected for the Great Basin and parts of California, along with poor air quality in some locales. Read More >

Low pressure will continue to pull away from the region today. A mix of sun and clouds are expected with more sun in the south and more clouds to the north and east. Temperatures will remain cool for this time of year. A strong low pressure system will approach the region for the start of the weekend. A cold front will sweep through on Saturday with increasing northwesterly winds behind the front during the day. Wind gusts in excess of 40 to 50 mph will be possible through late Saturday afternoon. Cooler and less windy conditions will move in to round out the weekend on Sunday.