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New Orleans, LA  70116      8/2/2015
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Today's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 12:15 AM EDT, August 2, 2015
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Daniel Eiblum
Outdoor plans might have to be postponed or cancelled across parts of the Southeast thanks to stormy weather, while many others across the nation see a splash of typical early-August weather.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Ashley O'Connor has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.

Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected today across the central Gulf Coast and the Florida Peninsula thanks to a weak stationary front. Southern Georgia and north-central Florida residents will see multiple rounds of thunderstorm activity, leading to flash flooding. Temperatures in the Southeast will range from the 80s in Florida to the 90s and even 100 degrees in Mississippi through Georgia.
Further north, warm and dry weather will be on the weather menu in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with temperatures in the 80s, except 70s in central and northern New England. Sunshine will also prevail for the Ohio and Mississippi valleys with highs near 90 degrees. Slightly cooler 80s will blanket the Great Lakes.
Expect sunny skies in the Great Plains, but with oppressive temperatures in the 90s and even touching the century mark as far north as Nebraska. The Dakotas will be more comfortable, with the mercury climbing into the 80s. Outdoor pools will be packed in Texas and Louisiana today as temperatures climb above 100 degrees.
For the western U.S., scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop over the Four Corners. Some of these thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall amounts, resulting in excessive runoff and possible flash flooding. Some of this moisture is expected to extend eastward over parts of northern Texas and western Oklahoma, where 1 to 2 inches of rainfall is a good possibility.
Heat and dry weather will also be making weather headlines for northern California, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington as highs reach well into the 90s. Temperatures will range from the fall-like 60s in the higher elevations of the central Rockies , to the 90s and lower 100s in the Desert Southwest.
Coastal California will enjoy sunshine after patchy fog with temperatures ranging from the upper 60s in San Francisco to the lower 80s in Los Angeles, with 90s for inland California.
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