|Today's Weather Outlook|
UPDATED 7:45 AM EDT, June 5, 2012
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
|The clock seems to be ticking backwards to early spring rather than forward to summer across large stretches of the West and East coasts. A strong Northwest storm will deliver gusty winds and more snow to the mountains while pesky nuisance scattered showers keep the East cooler than average. Thunderstorms will set up from the Northern Rockies to the Gulf Coast.|
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Cold winds, rain and a touch of morning mountain snow will have residents from the Sierra into the Northwest wondering if it`s really early June. Highs will be as much as 10 degrees below average with 50s along the coast with 30s and 40s for the Cascades and Sierra. Adding to the chill will be the gusty northerly winds.
As the strong cold front rams into warmer air across the Big Sky Country, a few severe storms will erupt. Places like Great Falls and Glasgow, Mont., could see wind damage and destructive hail as these storms cross the state.
Meanwhile, other piercing storms will fire from the Front Range into the southern Plains and east along the Gulf Coast. Hail and winds are the biggest threats in northern Florida and southern Georgia but large stretches of Interstate 10 and 20 will see hit-or-miss downpours and lightning.
The only other weather hiccup today will be a pesky upper-level low firing off rounds of scattered showers along the East Coast into the Ohio Valley. The day won`t be a washout but could require motorists to use the intermittent speed on the windshield wipers.
The dry weather will be locked into the Mid-Mississippi Valley and Southwest.
Highs will near the century mark in southern Arizona with a large swath of real estate from the northern Rockies through the Plains into the Southeast roasting in the 80s and 90s. Air conditioners will continue to get a break east of the Mississippi River Valley with highs in the 60s and 70s.
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