|Today's Weather Outlook|
UPDATED 7:55 AM EDT, June 22, 2012
UPDATED By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West
|A few big changes are in store across the U.S., with storms bringing an end to near record-breaking heat while the West lingers in another heat wave.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Gretchen Mishek has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
One last hurrah of hot weather will roast residents along the East Coast for the conclusion of the work week. The mercury will top out in the middle 90s for cities like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City. A late-afternoon cold front will spark fresh thunderstorms and bring much-needed relief for the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Carolinas.
Behind this cold front, bright sunshine and highs in the 70s and 80s will make for a refreshing day across the Great Lakes, Midwest and north-central and northern Plains. The rest of the central and southern Plains will see a sunshine-filled sky, but it will feel much warmer than their northern neighbors as temperatures push into the middle to upper 80s and low 90s. A few thunderstorms will be possible later this afternoon across the High Plains of the Dakotas and western Nebraska.
Highs in the low 90s will also be the norm across the Southeast. For Florida, thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon, bringing a little bit of relief.
The hottest weather will be found across the Southwest, where triple-digit highs will reach as far north as the central Rockies and southern Great Basin. The rest of the West will be in the 80s and 90s, except across the Pacific Northwest, where afternoon showers and thunderstorms will keep temperatures in the 60s and 70s.
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