|Today's Weather Outlook|
6:15 AM EDT, August 5, 2012
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
|A powerful cold front sweeping into hot, humid air in the East will trigger dangerous storms while unrelenting heat continues to plague the central Plains. Meanwhile, the monsoon flow will trigger random showers and storms in the Southwest and southern Rockies to end the weekend. |
WeatherBug Meteorologist Gretchen Mishek has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
The weekend will finish up with a round of severe storms in the East. Residents in the Ohio Valley and eastern Great Lakes will already wake up to rumbling skies this morning. As the front producing the storms rolls east, late morning to early evening outdoor plans could be interrupted by hail and gusty winds from the Tennessee Valley to the Interior Northeast.
For the fifth day in a row this month, Dallas and Oklahoma City will top the century mark with high humidity to produce dangerous heat. The remainder of the central and southern Plains dealing with the very hot weather will have another day of triple digits as well.
Other than a few showers and storms splashing Florida, the Southwest and southern Rockies, a large portion of the Upper Midwest to Northwest will be in for a delightful sunny day.
The southern Plains won`t be the only ones dealing with triple digit heat today. The Southwest and interior California Valleys will be blazing in the upper 90s to lower 100s. Temperatures will cool a bit to the middle 90s in Portland, Ore., while the heart of the refreshing air mass will be found in the Rockies with highs in the 60s and 70s.
The northwest wind behind a cold front will bring soothing 70s to the Upper Mississippi Valley, Midwest and Great Lakes. Ahead of the front, storms will help break the sultry 80s from Cincinnati to Washington, D.C. The Southeast will have its typical upper 80s with high humidity to round out the weekend.
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