|Today's Weather Outlook|
UPDATED 12:15 AM EDT, June 20, 2013
UPDATED By WeatherBug's James Stanley
|Northern Plains and Upper Midwest residents will be at the mercy of Mother Nature today, as powerful storms spread from the Dakotas and Nebraska into Minnesota and Wisconsin. Even the Southeast U.S., Florida, the Pacific Northwest, and southern Plains will be contending with showers and thunderstorms of their own.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Kristin Clark has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook video.
An arcing cold front will move through the Plains this afternoon and evening, packing showers and even a few fresh clusters of thunderstorms across the Dakotas and Minnesota. A few severe thunderstorms will also percolate across Nebraska and Iowa this evening, with the biggest concern being very large and destructive hail; damaging winds and a few brief tornadoes will also be on the weather menu.
Even central and southern Plains residents, as well as those in the Missouri Valley, will need to break out the umbrella and rain gear as showers and thunderstorms develop late in the day. Still, the mercury will range from seasonable 70s to near 80s along the Northern-Tier to the sizzling upper 90s and 100s across the southern Plains.
The other weather blemishes across the U.S. will be found in the Northwest, northern Rockies, as well as the Southeast U.S. and Florida. Here, windshield wipers will be working at full capacity, while more than a few outdoor plans will be ruined by areas of rain, showers, and thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, California, the Southwest, and Ohio Valley into the Mid-Atlantic and New England will see plenty of sunshine today.
The hot spots will be found across the Desert Southwest, Deep South, Tennessee Valley, and Florida, as temperature climb into the 90s and triple-digits today. Warm 80s will stretch from the Sacramento Valley in California all the way to the Mid-Atlantic, with comfortable 60s and 70s blanketing the Great Lakes and New England.
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