Ellsworth AFB, SD  57706      8/4/2015
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Today's Weather Outlook
12 AM EDT, August 4, 2015
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
A persistent weather pattern keeping some Southeast residents inside lately will finally break today. Storms will dot the landscape across a large area of the U.S. while a refreshing air mass charges into parts of the Northern Tier.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Kristin Clark has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.

Umbrellas, rain jackets and windshield wipers will get a much needed break across central Florida today. Instead widespread heavy rain, a few hit-and-miss showers and storms will be on the weather menu. The eastern Carolinas won`t be as lucky. Beachgoers in places like Myrtle Beach, S.C., and the Outer Banks of North Carolina will still have to deal with a few downpours that could trigger flash flooding.
A cold front slicing across the East Coast will trigger a smattering of thunderstorms from eastern New England to the Mid-Atlantic. One or two storms could threaten places like Ocean City, Md., Dover Del., and Atlantic City, N.J., with gusty winds and hail.

Showers and storms will move from the northern Rockies and southern Plains into central and northern Plains as the day unfolds. The Mid-Mississippi and Tennessee valleys will also have to watch the sky for a thunder rumble later this afternoon.

A pleasant early-August day will have residents from the Minnesota Arrowhead to the Great Lakes outside playing tennis, golf or enjoying a walk with the dog. Under ample sunshine, highs will only scoot into the 60s and 70s.

Ahead of a cold front, hot 90s and lower 100s will bake the southern Plains to the Southeast. Highs will work into the 80s from the northern Plains to the Mid-Mississippi and Tennessee valleys and Mid-Atlantic and eastern New England.

The Mountain West, Northwest and interior New England will stay in the 70s while sunshine heats the Columbia Basin, Great Basin, Southwest and interior California into the 90s and lower 100s. Sunshine will have no problem warming the California coast into the 80s with 70s farther north along Interstate 5 in Portland, Ore., and Seattle.

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