|Friday's Weather Outlook|
3 PM EDT October 8, 2015
By WeatherBug's Doug Kahn
|As the East and Southern Plains contend with showers and thunderstorms, the rest of the country ends the work week on a brighter and sunnier note.|
A cold front marches across the eastern half of the country Friday, igniting showers and thunderstorms extending from Maine to Arkansas. Thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts will be possible in the Mid-Atlantic area as temperatures warm to the low 80s. Otherwise, cool, but heavy rain will be found in the Northeast as temperatures struggle to reach the 60s.
Showers and thunderstorms will also be possible in the Southeast, but likely not in areas that experienced the record-setting flooding this past weekend. Afternoon thunderstorms will be likely across Florida as heavy downpours could dump a quick inch of rain in some places.
Places west of the Appalachians will bask in sunny, but cool weather as temperatures in the 60s will be found across the Ohio Valley and Upper Great Lakes under partly-to-mostly sunny skies.
Sunny skies accompanied by temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s will extend from the Northern and Central Plains. The Southern Plains will contend with unsettled weather as flooding rains of 1-3 inches will be possible in southeastern New Mexico and southwestern Texas.
Summer returns in the Desert Southwest as temperatures sizzle to the mid to-upper-90s under mostly sunny skies. Temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s will extend from the Northern to Southern Rockies Friday as unseasonably warm weather pays a pleasant visit to residents in the region.
In California, sunny and dry weather with temperatures in the 70s will be found along the coast while 80s will be common in the interior regions.
The only exception to this nice weather is the Pacific Northwest as they contend with effects from extratropical storm Oho, which will batter the extreme northwest portions of Washington with heavy wind and rain. Under the clouds, temperatures in the 60s will be common across the area.
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