|Monday's Weather Outlook|
3 PM EDT, April 19, 2015
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Timothy Barnes
|Windshield wipers will be put to the test along the I-95 corridor Monday, as wet, stormy weather from the weekend spills into the East.|
A potent storm system over the Great Lakes will be the driving force for Monday`s weather. The result will be a wave of energetic storms across the East, while the West and Central U.S. contend with just a few scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Showers and thunderstorms will spread moderate-to-heavy rain from the Mississippi Valley to the East Coast to kick off the new workweek. A few stronger storms will be possible Monday morning across the eastern Ohio Valley; reigniting towards the afternoon hours east of the Appalachians to the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. These storms will be capable of producing damaging winds, large hail, and even a few tornadoes.
In the wake of this system, temperatures will make a dramatic drop, which will leave the Central U.S. and the coastal Northeast with highs as much as 20 degrees below-normal. The incoming chill will even aid in producing a few flurries for northern Minnesota and northern New England throughout Monday!
Aside from a chance for a few afternoon showers and thunderstorms along the Texas-Oklahoma Panhandles and southern Texas, as well as rain and snow showers over the Sierra Nevada and Rockies, the rest of the U.S. will be looking at a dry, sunny start to the new workweek.
Highs in the 20s, 30s and 40s will bring a chilly start to the week over the Upper Mississippi Valley, the Interior Northeast and the Rockies. Milder 50s will push further south and eastward, spreading from the northern and central Plains to the Great Lakes and Coastal New England. The rest of the U.S. will hang on to pleasant 60s and 70s Monday, while highs reach into the toasty 80s and 90s over the southern Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, the Desert Southwest, and the Sacramento Valley.
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