|Thursday's Weather Outlook|
4 PM EDT, June 19, 2013
By WeatherBug's James Stanley
|Widespread showers and thunderstorms will stretch from the Pacific Northwest to the Upper Midwest and southward to the Lower Plains and Mississippi Valley. There are also some notable thunderstorm chances for the Southeast, while sunny days are here again for the Northeast, Ohio Valley, and the Southwest.|
A broad cold front will move through the Plains, which will produce showers and thunderstorms throughout that area. By evening, the front could manufacture storms in the Mississippi Valley. The High Plains and Upper Midwest will stay mild in the 70s, while the rest of the Plains and Mississippi Valley will see 80 to upper-90 degree temperatures. The High Plains could rise to the low-100s.
An area of low pressure hovering overhead the Northern Rockies will produce showers in that area including the Pacific Northwest throughout Thursday. Temperatures will stay cool in the 50s and 60s.
In addition, a cold front moving into the more humid and warmer Southeast will generate pop-up showers and thunderstorms for the Southeast and possibly the Tennessee Valley. These areas will warm into the 90s.
While most of the Mid-Atlantic will see partly to mostly sunny skies, moist, warm air will move across the North Carolina and Virginia Appalachians, bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms arriving Thursday evening.
Once again, clear skies are in the forecast for the Southwest, Great Basin and California. With the Southwest peaking in the upper-90s and lower-100s, the Great Basin and California will stay in the 70s and mid-80s.
A nice, partly to mostly sunny day can be expected in the Northeast, Lower Great Lakes, and the Ohio Valley. Generally, the Northeast and Lower Great Lakes will be in the 70s, while parts of the Ohio Valley could reach the upper-80s to low-90s.
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