There is a setup for a significant severe weather outbreak, including dangerous tornadoes on Friday across the southern Plains and lower Mississippi Valley.
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Ahead of the cold front associated with this widespread storm system, temperatures will be well above average and into record-setting territory this weekend.
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Meanwhile, heavy rain and higher-elevation snow will be the story over the next few days for the Northwest.