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Monday's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 2:15 PM EDT, May 1, 2016
By WeatherBug's Alexa Maines
The first Monday of May will make up for the lack of April showers in the East while the dry weather pattern continues in the West.

The East Coast will have a soggy Monday as the weekend storm system prepares to exit the U.S. The majority of the rain will fall in the Northeast and the Tennessee and Lower Mississippi valleys on Monday afternoon, but there could be a few severe thunderstorms in the Mid-Atlantic, including places like Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach, Va., and Norfolk, Va. Despite the rain, temperatures will heat up to the 50s and 60s in the Northeast and 70s and 80s in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

A few snow showers will linger in the Central Rockies, but only about two inches of additional accumulation will fall in the higher elevations. The rest of the precipitation will be rain showers and there could even be a few rumbles of thunder. Temperatures will propel into the lower and middle 50s.

The Plains will stay dry with the exception of scattered showers and thunderstorms in Texas and the Dakotas. It will be a bit warmer than Sunday, with temperatures in the middle 50s to lower 60s in the Northern and Central Plains and 60s and 70s in the Southern Plains.

While the East Coast stays soggy, the West Coast will be fairly dry Monday. The exception will be the Northwest where a few showers will develop during the prime afternoon heating.

The Pacific Northwest will be unseasonably warm, with high temperatures reaching the lower to middle 80s, while temperatures in the Southwest will vary. Places along the coast like San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego will fail to break the 70 degree mark, but inland places like Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., will reach the middle-to-upper 80s.

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