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Thursday's Weather Outlook
3 PM EDT, September 2, 2015
By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West
The steamy start to September continues Thursday as hot weather continues across most of the U.S. If you want relief, there will be one corner of the nation that will definitely have an early-autumn feel.
A stagnant weather pattern will mean little change in the overall weather across the U.S. The hottest weather will continue to be found across the Southwest and the California desert, with highs jumping into the low triple-digits. Unseasonably-warm upper 90s will be found across the rest of the southern Sierras and southern Central Valley and across most of the High Plains from southwestern Texas all the way to the Dakotas.
The central Plains, Mississippi Valley, South, Southeast, and the southern and central Atlantic Coast will also be hot for this time of the year, with plenty of low-to-mid-90 temperatures to go around. Summer-like humidity will make it feel very uncomfortable outside. The Northeast, Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, Upper Midwest, and Rockies will see highs in the 80s Thursday afternoon.
A few storms will bring temporary relieve to the Southwest, southern Rockies, eastern Texas, the Gulf Coast, and from the Southeast northward into the Great Lakes and Northeast.
Unlike the rest of the nation, the Northwest will feel like autumn Thursday. Highs will only reach the upper 60s and low 70s, with showers rolling off the Pacific keeping the sky mostly overcast.
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