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Today's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 1:30 AM EDT, July 3, 2015
UPDATED By WeatherBug's Daniel Eiblum
The long Independence Day holiday weekend will start out as a rerun of the weather seen during the first few days of July. This includes storms, flash flooding and very hot weather.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Mace Michaels has the latest in his exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
The weather pattern across much of the U.S. has changed little over the past several days, and a similar story will unfold today. Downpours and even a few severe thunderstorms will roll along a stalled front from the southern Plains into the Carolinas and as far north as the Delmarva Peninsula. Not only will the rain will increase the flood risk, but the thunderstorms will deliver a few large hail and damaging wind reports as well. Even with all the rain, temperatures will still recover into the 70s, 80s and lower 90s.
Further north across the northern Plains to the Northeast, a great day is in store with plentiful sunshine and temperatures will remain pleasant, mostly in the 70s.
Across the West, a bubble of high pressure will remain in control today. Temperatures will skyrocket into the 90s, 100s and 110s. Luckily, scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will offer brief cooling relief from the intense heat from the Sierra Nevada to the Four Corners. Finally, the California Coast will be a perfect place to cool off after morning fog and pleasant temperatures in the upper 60s to middle 70s.
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