|Today's Weather Outlook|
12 AM EDT, April 24, 2014
By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West
|Although the calendar will be flipping over to May in a week, nature still has a few early-spring weather tricks up its sleeve. This means thunderstorms, heavy rain, and even snow makes an appearance on the map.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Rob Koch has the latest in his exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
A large spring storm extending across most of the Mississippi Valley and Midwest will bring a full boat of weather today. Strong thunderstorms producing downpours, frequent lightning and even damaging winds will wake up the central Mississippi Valley as a big storm complex heads into the eastern Plains late this morning. Additional thunderstorms will rumble across the lower Mississippi Valley later in the day.
The same storm system will also produce heavy rain across Midwest with the Upper Midwest seeing a gradual changeover to a wintry mix as colder air dives south out of Canada. Across northern Minnesota, a couple inches of snow cannot be ruled out.
A Pacific storm moving ashore will bring a big blast of rain into northern California and the Northwest. In the Cascades and Intermountain West, the Pacific moisture will fall as snow.
Outside of widely scattered showers in the Southeast and northern New England, the rest of the U.S. will have plenty of warm, April Sunshine.
The warmest temperatures, par for the course in late April, will be found in the southern U.S. stretching from southern California all of the way to Florida and the Southeast. Highs will be in the 80s here, with the Desert Southwest and extreme southern Texas seeing highs in the low 90s. 70s and low 80s will be found across the rest of the California, Great Basin, southern and central Rockies, most of the central Plains, central Mississippi Valley, South, Ohio Valley and into the southern Mid-Atlantic. The cooler 50s and low 60s will be found across the Northeast, Great Lakes and Northwest, with the Upper Midwest, where a wintry mess will fall will be in the 30s and 40s.
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