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Today's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 8:15 AM EDT, May 22, 2015
UPDATED By WeatherBug's Daniel Eiblum
Thinking of getting an early start to the Memorial Day weekend? There will be plenty of spots across the U.S. where sunblock will be the accessory of choice.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
There`ll be no need for sunblock in California today as cloudy skies with showers will be the rule of the day in cities such as San Francisco and San Diego, with temperatures in the cool 50s and mid-60s, including in beautiful downtown Burbank. Also joining the list of showery places are the Rockies, where snowfall from the past couple of days will melt completely as temperatures rise into 50s and 60s. You`ll still find a huge hole in the ground at the Grand Canyon, but you`ll have to contend with showers and cool temperatures in the 50s.
If you live in the southern or central Plains, stay at work and wait to start the weekend, as sunshine will be replaced by widespread rain. Carry an umbrella in Oklahoma and Nebraska, or you`ll likely find yourself soaked from head to toe.
Residents of the northern Plains, on the other hand, will have nothing to cry about weather-wise, enjoying bright blue skies and temperatures in the 70s. Expect sunny skies in the Midwest, where in Chicago and Detroit a light cool breeze will blow with temperatures in the 50s and 60s respectively.
New England`s beautiful sunshine on Thursday will be missed dearly, replaced by mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers, so hold onto your bathing suits in Cape Cod until Saturday. Temperatures in New England will stay comfortable, mostly in the 60s.
Skip the visit to the museum in the Mid-Atlantic today, and instead head to the beach, where plenty of sunshine will drive temperatures into the perfect 70s from Philadelphia to Atlanta to Ocean City, Md., to Savannah, Ga.
Look for mostly blue skies in northern Florida, where vacationers will revel in the sunshine with temperatures in the lower 80s. Try to stay cool further down in Florida, where you will encounter steamy temperatures with scattered thunderstorms and temperatures reaching well into the 90s.
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