|Today's Weather Outlook|
8 AM EDT, June 4, 2012
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, John Bateman
|More rounds of severe weather will roll across the Intermountain West and Southeast to start the new workweek. Record heat could roast the Great Basin, Front Range and Great Plains. Otherwise, the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast will continue the showery, unsettled weather trend today.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
A storm system moving across the northern Great Basin will bring the chance for severe thunderstorms to the Northern Rockies and interior Northwest today. Large hail and damaging wind gusts will be likely in parts of Idaho and western Montana, including Missoula and Great Falls, Mont. Despite the chance for rough weather, at least the rain chances will help cool things off because high pressure to the south of this system is really pumping in the heat for the Great Basin, Rockies, and Plains.
Temperatures are expected to soar this afternoon with highs in the upper 80s and 90s across much of Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. The heat won`t stop there as more upper 80s and 90s are expected to heat up the Great Plains from north to south. Some expected highs will be 98 degrees in Salt Lake City, which would be a record high if it happens. Dallas is expected to hit the upper 90s with Omaha, Neb., warming to the upper 80s. Even the Dakotas will reach the lower-to-middle 80s by afternoon.
It will be warm and muggy in the Southeast, but that won`t be the big story. More rounds of severe thunderstorms will be possible from Paducah, Ky., to Jacksonville, Fla. Once again, the main concern will be from hail and high winds. Temperatures across the Tennessee Valley, Mid-South and Southeast will generally range from the middle 80s to middle 90s. Much of Florida is expected to hit the low-to-mid 90s by this afternoon.
Elsewhere, the Northeast will be rather cool and damp with scattered showers continuing. Chances for rain will stretch from Washington, D.C. to New England. Places like Boston, Portland, Maine, and Montpelier, Vt., won`t even get out of the 50s during the afternoon. Milder weather will be on tap for New York City with highs in the 60s, with low 70s in the Mid-Atlantic.
In the West, showers will bring a cool down from northern California to Seattle. Highs will generally remain in the low-to-mid 60s. Southern California will be sunny by afternoon with 60s and 70s along the coast, and 80s and 90s inland. The Desert Southwest will stay sizzling in the triple digits in Phoenix and Las Vegas.
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