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Frosty mornings have greeted Midwesterners the first week of October as colder fall weather ascended from Canada to Kansas and the Ohio Valley. Canadians have already seen their first fall storm of the year. Ontario and Quebec received rain and snow, with an upper-level low-pressure center developing over the first weekend of the month. Those in the Northern Great Lakes have also seen cold breezes and showers.

However, another upper-level trough will move into the Pacific Northwest this week, causing a small but mighty system to enter the Plains. A shield of heavy rain will travel across the central U.S., accumulating in rainfall amounts over an inch and up to 3 inches with significant thunderstorms. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm watches for higher elevations. Preliminary wind gusts are expected to be at 60 miles per hour.

Read more on weather forecasts and fall storms here.

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