|Today's Weather Outlook|
7 AM EDT, May 7, 2012
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Fred Allen
|The new week will begin like the old one ended. That is, complete with tropical-like downpours and fresh thunderstorms along the Rockies` Front Range, and from Texas` Rio Grande Valley all the way to New York.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
A large and complex storm system will not only bring a few pesky showers across the Dakotas and into the Minnesota Arrowhead today, but will also produce flooding downpours and severe weather from the eastern Great Lakes all the way to the Lower Mississippi Valley. Fresh storms will bubble from Ohio to Louisiana, where the full gauntlet of severe weather will be on display. Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, Ky., Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., Little Rock, Ark., and Shreveport, La., will all be at risk for dangerous thunderstorms.
The Southeast, Florida, and from Texas` Rio Grande Valley into the Colorado Rockies will also be blasted by a few strong thunderstorms. In the stronger ones, large hail and gusty winds will be common, though torrential rainfall and frequent lightning cannot be discounted. Fortunately, the storms will offer drought relief for many residents across the Southeast U.S.
Despite the large coverage of thunderstorms, the mercury will still manage to soar into the 80s and 90s from southern New Mexico and western Texas to Ohio. Slightly cooler 60s and 70s will cover the Rocky Front Range, and Mid-Atlantic into the Northeast.
Those that don`t have to contend with the storms along the eastern Carolinas will see upper 70s to near 80 degrees, with New England climbing into the lower and mid-60s under a blanket of sunshine.
While the Eastern half of the U.S. boasts the worst weather, it will be the exact opposite west of the Rockies to start the workweek. Plenty of early-May sunshine will produce a warming temperature trend along the West Coast, Great Basin and Desert Southwest. Here, highs will range from the 70s, 80s and even a few lower 90s from Washington all the way to southern Arizona, to the upper 50s and widespread 60s from Idaho and Montana to Utah.
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