Ellsworth AFB, SD  57706      7/3/2015
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Weekend Weather Outlook
UPDATED 2:30 PM EDT, July 3, 2015
UPDATED By WeatherBug's Daniel Eiblum
The Independence Day holiday weekend will bring stormy skies for large stretches of the U.S. The rain and lightning could put a damper on a few fireworks celebrations.

Saturday

Morning rain will give way to dry weather in the Mid-Atlantic before one or two showers pop up during the afternoon. This rain will fade by the time fireworks are set to be launched. Showers will dot the landscape in New York and southern New England while storms will be spotty across the Southeast. Highs will range from the 70s and 80s in New England to the Mid-Atlantic with a few 90s in the Southeast.

The Great Lakes will enjoy a scrumptious day with sunny skies and temperatures in the perfect 70s. The central U.S. will see plenty of morning sunshine, with only the western High Plains at risk for a late day dangerous thunderstorm. Temperatures will rebound into the 80s, except low-90s in Texas.

It's going to be another hot day in the Rockies and the remainder of the Intermountain West with afternoon scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon as temperatures climb into the mid-80s and low-90s. The Southwest will continue to roast in temperatures well above 100 degrees, but at least the sky will be mostly sunny. The exception will be Arizona's Mogollion Rim country and Rio Grande Valley where a few storms will boom later in the day.

Travelers can cool down along the California Coast under sunny skies after some morning fog with temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

Sunday

The stormy weather zones to conclude the long holiday weekend will be from the Minnesota Arrowhead to the Mountain West and Southwest as well as the Southeast.

A broad area of showers and thunderstorms will extend from the Plains States into the Lower and Middle Mississippi Valleys to the Middle Atlantic and Southeast. The upside is that the rain will keep temperatures bearable, in the 80s and even in the 70s in the Mid-Atlantic.

In sharp contrast, the Great Lakes and Northeast will see a picture perfect day with abundant sunshine and temperatures in the 70s to low-80s in southern New England.

The heat will be on in the Southeast with scattered thunderstorms possible in the afternoon and temperatures in the 90s.

The heat will only get worse in the Plains with temperatures soaring over 100 degrees in western Kansas and Oklahoma, and 90s elsewhere under sunny skies.

Showers and thunderstorms may fire up in the Rockies where temperatures will be in the 70s and 80s. A significant cool down is expected in the Northern Rockies with sunshine and temperatures in the 60s and 70s. The Southwest will see a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon with temperatures in the low-100s.

It will stay cool on the California Coast with sunshine after some morning fog and temperatures in the upper-60s to mid-70s with temperatures over 110 in interior California. The Pacific Northwest will be sunny and hot, with temperatures reaching above 90 degrees.

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