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Posted November 17, 2018 3:58 p.m. EST

Quiet weather will continue across the country on Sunday. A weak frontal boundary will stretch from New York and Pennsylvania back through Missouri, with rain and snow showers. No significant snow is expected, but travel conditions along interstates 80 and 90 could be slower than normal.

South of the frontal boundary, high pressure will hold across the Southeast, promoting sunshine. Temperatures will remain lower than normal, with highs in the 50s and 60s. It will be warmer in Florida, with temperatures rising to the low 80s across the central and southern half of the state.

A batch of moisture will stream in from the Gulf of Mexico across parts of Texas, with light rain and drizzle from areas near Austin to Brownsville.

The northern Plains and Upper Midwest will be sunny but chilly, with highs in the 20s and 30s, about 10 degrees below normal. Highs will be in the 40s for much of the High Plains, with a full day of sunshine.

A high-pressure system will continue over the West, promoting sunshine. Haze and smoke from the wildfires will continue to dim the sunshine through California. Poor air quality will continue to be an issue for California as well.

FOCUS: Thanksgiving Day Outlook

The country should be free of any major weather events over the Thanksgiving holiday. A storm could evolve and dampen part of the Gulf Coast states. Rain will spread across the Pacific Northwest, with snow in store for the mountains. Some rain could reach Northern California.