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Wednesday's Weather Outlook
3 PM EDT, July 28, 2015
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
The midweek weather pattern will finally offer relief for a portion of the nation's midsection dealing with a dangerous heat wave. Mother Nature will threaten rain and storms on outdoor plans for many other locations in the U.S.
A powerful late-July cold front will squeeze out a few morning showers and storms from the central Plains to Mid-Mississippi Valley followed by a cooler but more seasonal trend during the afternoon. Kansas City, Mo., will shave off 10 degrees from its high temperature Tuesday, with more comfortable middle 80s Wednesday. St. Louis will see upper 80s instead of middle 90s.
Unfortunately, the southern Plains to Mid-South will have to find ways to cool off Wednesday with temperatures in the upper 90s and heat indices well over the century mark.
Morning pool plans will go off without a hitch across much of the East but residents need a keep a close eye to the sky by afternoon. The same cold front slicing into the Central U.S. will produce a smattering of afternoon thunderstorms from New England to the Southeast.
Storms will be a bit more widespread from the Ohio Valley to Gulf Coast. A few could contain gusty winds and small hail. The rain will knock temperatures down from the 80s and 90s into the 70s.
Florida will see a repeat of the soggy pattern that has been in place for the last few days. Heavy rain could trigger flash flooding once again along the state's west coast.
A pleasant northwest breeze with afternoon highs in the 70s to lower 80s will have many people from the northern Rockies to Great Lakes taking advantage of local walking and hiking trails, a round of golf after work or an intense tennis match.
Morning sunshine will be followed by a smattering of afternoon showers and storms in the Southwest. The rain will be short-lived and diminish by evening. Meanwhile, large stretches of the West will see ample sunshine. Only coastal locations will wake up to morning fog before the sunshine emerges.
Triple digits will roast the Southwest, interior California valleys and a few spots in the Northwest while 70s and 80s win out for the coast and Intermountain West. Only the highest Rocky peaks will see cooler 60s Wednesday afternoon.
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