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Wednesday's Weather Outlook
3 PM EDT, September 2, 2014
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Seth Carrier
Strong thunderstorms will take aim at the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest for the middle of the work week, while toasty temperatures make it feel more like July than early September.

Wednesday`s most active weather will plague the Upper Midwest from The Dakotas to Wisconsin, as strong low pressure pushing through the Plains will cause vigorous thunderstorms to erupt during the late-afternoon and evening. These storms will threaten the area with gusty winds, large hail, and even a few tornadoes.

Further south, garden-variety afternoon storms will pop up in the Deep South and along the Gulf Coast, potentially hampering outdoor activities. Luckily, these storms should begin to dissipate quickly in the evening as the sun goes down.

Elsewhere, sunny skies will be the dominant force across the Northeast and Great Lakes as well as from the High Plains all the way to the West Coast. While sunglasses will come in handy in these locations, unseasonably warm weather will also be on the menu in many spots.

Southerly winds rocketing into the Plains will push temperatures into the 90s from Texas to Nebraska, with isolated triple-digit temperatures not out of the question. Highs above 90 degrees will also be commonplace in the Southeast. However, the hottest readings on Wednesday will be reserved for the Desert Southwest, where temperatures as high as 105 degrees will be found.

Temperatures will be somewhat more comfortable along the U.S. Northern Tier, with 70s and 80s stretching from New England to the Northern Plains, and 60s and 70s widespread across the Pacific Northwest. Even the California Coast will see temperatures remain in the low 70s from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay.

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