|Today's Weather Outlook|
UPDATED 8 AM EDT, July 13, 2012
UPDATED By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West
|The main weather story has shifted from record-setting heat to soaking rainfall as we enter the end of the work week for many from the Southeast to the Texas Gulf Coast. Not to be left out, severe storms will slice through the northern Plains, while the Great Basin and Southwest will need umbrellas handy.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Addison Green has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
Yet another round of flooding downpours will roll along a stalled front for residents from southeastern Texas all the way to the southern Appalachian Spine and Carolinas. After some locations have received nearly a foot of rain this week, additional showers and thunderstorms will only exacerbate flooding and create areas of new flooding in the Southeast and Tennessee Valley.
The good news is temperatures won`t be steamy, only rising into the 70s and 80s. A few lower 90s will pop up where thunderstorms are more of a hit-or-miss variety along the Lower Ohio Valley.
Outdoor plans will be ruined across the Upper Midwest, where a rash of powerful thunderstorms will be kicked up by a cold front sweeping into the Interstate 35 corridor in Iowa and Minnesota. Destructive wind gusts and large hail will be the biggest concerns, though frequent lightning and locally heavy rain can`t be discounted for Duluth and Minneapolis, Minn., and from Des Moines, Iowa, to Omaha, Neb.
Although not attached to severe weather, the Rocky Front Range, Great Basin and Desert Southwest will see another round of showers and thunderstorms as monsoonal moisture streams northward out of the Eastern Pacific. Temperatures will range from the 80s in the northern Plains to the 90s in the Southwest deserts.
Elsewhere, high pressure will control New England and the western Plains, where plentiful sunshine will be on the weather menu. Tranquil weather will also remain in place for the West Coast, although southern California will strain to see the sun through a blanket of clouds. 80s and 90swill reign from New England to the Plains, while the Southwest deserts approach the century mark. While inland sections of the West bake in the 90s and lower 100s, coastal cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco will enjoy pleasant 60s and 70s.
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