|Today's Weather Outlook|
8:30 AM EDT, May 25, 2012
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, John Bateman
|Showers and thunderstorms will be scattered across the West and Central Plains today as a weather system remains stubbornly in place. A cold front in the East will keep New England unsettled while a holiday weekend heat wave builds in the Plains.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Gretchen Mishek has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
A front draped across the Southwest and Great Basin will be the focal point for scattered showers and thunderstorms that will stretch into the Central Plains. Scattered showers will develop from coastal California, northward into the Pacific Northwest and eastward through Iowa. A few locations will also see some thunderstorms popping up, especially some of the higher ridges of the Rockies. Temperatures will vary widely, from the 60s in coastal California to the 70s in the Intermountain West. Farther north into the Northern Great Basin, temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s.
For plans in the Northeast, a cold front swinging into the region will help spark off showers and thunderstorms as well. Chances for scattered rain chances will range from Cincinnati eastward to Washington, D.C., and north to Boston. Despite the added clouds and precipitation, temperatures will be fairly warm, with highs from the middle 70s to the middle 80s.
Along the Southern Tier, late-May heat will continue its advance north and eastward. Mostly sunny skies and dry weather will stretch from the Desert Southwest to Texas, through the Deep South, and into the Carolinas. The one exception will be Florida which will see the chance for a few pop-up thunderstorms. Temperatures will mainly hit the 90s, with upper 80s in the Southeast. Very hot and dry weather will continue for the Desert Southwest, adding to the fire danger and smoky skies, which will reduce visibilities at times.
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