|Today's Weather Outlook|
UPDATED 11:45 AM EDT, July 31, 2015
UPDATED By WeatherBug's Meteorologist Daniel Eiblum
|As the workweek winds down, heavy rain and flash flooding will continue in Florida and the Southwest, while sizzling heat remains a drag on most spots in the U.S. Will there be any cool spots?|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Ashley O'Connor has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
Downpours and thunderstorms associated with a cold front will move off the East Coast into the Atlantic Ocean early this morning, providing much-needed relief from the oppressive heat and humidity. Temperatures from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast will remain in the upper 80s to lower 90s but with lower humidity, making the air feel a bit more pleasant.
The same cold front will move more slowly across the Southeast, keeping showers and thunderstorms in the forecast today south of Atlanta. Temperatures in the Southeast will climb into the lower 90s. Flooding will remain a huge concern for the "Sunshine State" in spots already inundated by rain, ruining plans for some distraught vacationers.
The western end of the same cold front moving across the East will be nearly stationary across the southern Plains and Southwest today. This will keep the possibility of showers and thunderstorms across the southern Plains and especially in the higher elevations of Arizona and New Mexico, where heavy rainfall and flash flooding will be a possibility. Temperatures in the Great Plains will be mostly in the 80s, while the Desert Southwest sees temperatures ranging from the 80s to middle 100s.
The Rockies will have hot and mostly sunny weather with temperatures in the 80s and 90s except 70s in higher elevations. Likewise, Pacific Northwest residents will also have to deal with dry and hot weather today. For many, the mercury will surpass the century mark.
Coastal California will see a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms with temperatures in the 70s, except middle 80s in Los Angeles. San Francisco finds itself the only cool spot in the U.S., with mostly cloudy skies and comfortable temperatures, in the upper 60s.
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