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[March 20, 2010]  (AP)  A major storm was expected to strengthen over the South on Saturday, pulling in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and contributing to a system that could drop 2 to 5 inches of snow on Oklahoma and northern Texas. 

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Up to 3 inches of snow were expected to fall in other areas of the Plains, and about an inch was expected in parts of the southern.

The system was expected to bring cooler temperatures and snow to areas of the Midwest, with highs in 30s and winds of up to 25 mph forecast for some areas.

Behind the low pressure system, a strong ridge of high pressure was expected to build over the Rocky Mountains, pushing high temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below normal for some areas.

Most of the West and East coasts were expected to get warm, sunny, and dry conditions. California was expected to get highs in the 70s and 80s, and the Northwest was expected to get highs in the 60s. The Ohio River Valley was expected to see increasingly cloudy skies and a chance for light showers by evening.

Temperatures in the lower 48 states on Friday ranged from a low of 7 degrees in Stanley, Idaho, to a high of 86 degrees in Palm Springs, Calif.


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