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Today's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 11:30 PM EDT, April 22, 2014
By WeatherBug's Luke Paris
Wild weather will be in abundance across the majority of the U.S. on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a pleasant dose of spring will settle into the Southeastern U.S.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Rob Koch has the latest in his exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
Disruptive and persistent showers will douse the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest as a weather system shuffles across the Northern Tier. Rain will stretch from the western corridors of the Northern Plains to the Upper and Mid-Mississippi Valley, soaking residents throughout the entire day. Temperatures in the Upper Midwest will be in the 50s while the Mid-Mississippi Valley and Northern Plains rise into the 60s.
Likewise, another potent system stomping across the Plains will produce a pocket of vigorous thunderstorms. Bellowing rumbles of thunder will resonate across the Central and Southern Plains during the afternoon, with some storms potentially becoming severe, producing large hail and damaging winds. Highs in the Central and Southern Plains will heat up into the 80s while a few locations in the Southern Plains see the mercury rise into the lower 90s.
A bout of Pacific moisture moving inland will soak the Pacific Northwest with steady showers. A few showers will even extend into northern California. Further east, several disturbances in the Rockies will coat the mountain peaks with a fresh layer of snow while the lower elevations of the Northern and Central Rockies see a shower or two. Temperatures in the Pacific Northwest will be in the 50s and 60s.
Rain will continue to drench the Northeast as a system lingers off the New England coast. Showers will stretch from the Lower Great lakes to the northern reaches of New England. Temperatures will be in the 50s in the interior Northeast while coastal New England rises into the 60s.
Plenty of sunshine and enjoyable temperatures will spread throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Southeast. Temperatures in the Midwest will be in the 40s and 50s, rising into the 60s and 70s in the Mid-Atlantic. The interior Southeast will heat up into the 70s while the coastal Southeast keeps toasty in the 80s.
The Southwestern U.S. will be the other contender for blue skies and pleasant spring weather. Temperatures along the West Coast will be in the 60s and 70s while the Southwest and Southern Rockies stay in the 80s.
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