|Today's Weather Outlook|
8 AM EDT, May 18, 2012
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, John Bateman
|After a beautiful Thursday, the Northeast will enjoy more quiet weather today. In stark contrast, the Northern Rockies will see downpours and possibly a few storms. In between, high heat will roast the Plains.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Gretchen Mishek has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook Video.
High pressure will remain over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, producing delightful weather. Bright sunshine will prevail from Washington D.C. to Portland, Maine. Temperatures will be a tad warmer as afternoon highs rise into the 60s and 70s with little humidity.
Summer-like heat will continue to build across the Plains today. Sparkling mid-May sunshine will be the rule for most. A few strong thunderstorms may even fire late in the afternoon along the Rocky Front Range. Temperatures will warm into the 80s and 90s across America`s heartland, from San Antonio to Minneapolis.
The same Southeast residents that saw scattered showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday will see more of the same today. Breaks of sunshine will be on tap from Raleigh, N.C., to Miami, and the high humidity will fuel a few dangerous thunderstorms from the eastern-most Carolinas into the Sunshine State. Though they will be hit-or-miss, the storms will pack a punch with hail and gusty winds. Despite all the clouds and rain, temperatures will remain warm, with highs in the 80s.
Elsewhere, most of the nation`s weather will stay quiet. The Great Lakes to the Texas Plains and all the way from the Desert Southwest to the Pacific Northwest will see mostly sunny skies. A stray shower or two could fall in Seattle while the rest of the West will see pleasant and dry May conditions. Highs in the Great Lakes will rise into the 70s and 80s. The California coast will see temperatures in the 60s and 70s, with 80s and 90s inland. The interior Southwest will remain hot and dry with highs warming into the upper 90s.
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