|Today's Weather Outlook |
UPDATED 7:15 AM EDT, May 11, 2012
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, John Bateman
|The Nation`s Heartland will have all of the weather action as the week comes to end. More heavy rain, thunderstorms, and even a bit of snow will be possible.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Gretchen Mishek has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook Video.
The big weather trouble spot will be found from Texas to Oklahoma, and across the Lower Mississippi Valley to conclude the work week. An upper-level storm system drifting aimlessly across Texas will trigger more flooding downpours and thunderstorms across much of the Lone Star State, western Louisiana, and southern Oklahoma. Embedded thunderstorms will produce hail and damaging winds. Highs will range from the lower and middle 70s to the lower 80s despite all the rain.
A cold front rolling across the Central Plains and the central Rockies will touch off showers from the High Plains of Colorado northeast into the western Great Lakes. Temperatures will be just cold enough to produce snow showers across the highest elevations of the Rockies. Highs in the Rockies will struggle to reach the 50s, with 60s found across the Dakotas southward into the western High Plains of the Texas Panhandle.
Bookending the Central U.S. stormy weather are high pressure centers on both the East and West Coast. The pair will produce plenty of May sunshine throughout the Southwest, Intermountain West and West Coast, and also from the Mississippi River eastward to the Atlantic Seaboard.
Temperatures will have a wide range across the West, with 90s found in the Desert Southwest and southern Great Basin and 60s in the Northwest. California will be in the 70s and 80s, with cooler 60s along the immediate coast. The eastern half of the U.S. will see temperatures ranging from the 80s in Florida to 50s and 60s in New England. Large stretches of the Great Lakes, eastern Plains, Mid-Atlantic and South will be in the 70s.
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