|Today's Weather Outlook|
UPDATED 9:00 AM EDT, May 13, 2012
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, John Bateman
|While the Western U.S. will be generally storm-free closing out the weekend, the Rocky Front Range and Eastern Seaboard won`t share in the same luck. Soaking downpours and even a few powerful storms will be a challenge for those with outdoor aspirations.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Gretchen Mishek has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook Video.
All the weather action will be found from the Deep South all the way to northern New England today. Plenty of Gulf of Mexico moisture will be wrung out as heavy downpours, with even a few fresh thunderstorms patrolling the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Shores into Tennessee. Though the storms will likely remain below severe limits, a few could contain gusty winds and a brief tornado. Even a few storms will bubble across the Ohio Valley, with additional scattered showers spreading toward the Interstate 95 corridor in New England.
Though more than a few outdoor plans will be wrecked, temperatures will be comfortable from the Gulf Coast to New England. A range from the lower 60s in Maine, to the lower 80s in Florida will be common.
The only other weather interruption across the Lower 48 states will be along the Colorado and southern Rockies today. The combo of upslope flow and a potent upper-level disturbance will kick off a smattering of showers and powerful thunderstorms. The biggest concerns will be hail and destructive wind gusts, including the cities of Roswell, N.M., and El Paso, Texas.
Much like the Eastern Seaboard, temperatures will be kept in check by all the showers and storms. Highs will only manage the 50s and 60s across the Rockies, with upper 70s to lower 80s along New Mexico and Mexico border.
Today will be a duplicate of Saturday from the Great Lakes and the Mississippi Valley to the California Pacific shores. Plenty of sunshine and moderating temperatures will be the rule. The mercury will rise into the 60s and 70s for most, except balmy 80s and 90s will straddle the Interstate 5 corridor between western Washington and southern California. Even triple digits will return for southern Arizona.
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