Rapid City, SD  57709      7/24/2014
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Today's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 9 AM EDT, June 17, 2012
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, John Bateman
Scattered showers and storms will continue to cover a good portion of the nation`s mid-section, and more severe storms in the Northern Plains. Summertime heat will continue to build northward to the Canadian border.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Gretchen Mishek has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
Showers and thunderstorms will roam the northern U.S. from the Northwest to the Great Lakes. Another round of severe weather could be a part of these rain chances, with large hail and damaging winds thumping places such as Fargo, N.D., and Sioux Falls, S.D. Temperatures will generally be warm across the Northern Plains and Great Lakes, with highs generally in the 80s to lower 90s
More showers and thunderstorms will cover a wide area of the Heartland, with chance for rain from the Southern Plains to the Ohio Valley. The showers and storm chances will be more scattered in the South and a bit more widespread into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes. Temperatures will range from the hot middle 90s in Texas to the lower 80s in Detroit.
Elsewhere, mostly sunny skies and pleasant temperatures should rule areas from Portland, Maine, to Atlanta. Skies will be partly-to-mostly sunny with temperatures ranging from the middle 80s in the Southeast to the middle 60s in coastal New England. Chances for showers and thunderstorms will stick around for the Florida Peninsula and northwestern Gulf Coast.
The Intermountain West and Rockies will also see mostly sunshine with a few afternoon showers or storms popping up along the mountains, and highs generally in the 70s and 80s. With the exception of the Pacific Northwest, the West looks sunny and warm with highs in the 60s and 70s along the coast. Farther inland, temperatures will increase quickly, with 90s and triple-digits in the California deserts and Southwest.
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