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Wednesday's Weather Outlook
3:30 PM EDT, May 3, 2016
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
While large stretches of the nation's midsection enjoys plentiful sunshine during the midweek, Mother Nature has a few tricks up her sleeves for both coasts.

Two weather systems will work in tandem to bring a plethora of showers from the Upper Midwest and Tennessee Valley to the East Coast. Much of the Sunshine State will have to be on guard for severe weather. A few thunderstorms in places like Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers, Fla., and Miami could produce brief damaging wind gusts. Not to be outdone, thunderstorms that develop in the Great Lakes, Upper Midwest and Tennessee Valley could produce small hail.

The few spits of rain in the Northwest Tuesday will become more widespread showers by Wednesday. Windshield wipers will get a good workout along Interstate 5. The showers will expand into the northern Rockies later in the day.

Blue sky and sunshine are on the weather menu for the remainder of the U.S. San Diego, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Oklahoma City and Minneapolis can expect a delightful weather day thanks to a strong Plains high pressure system.

Pockets of 80s will be found in the northern Rockies, southern Texas and in Florida Wednesday. Phoenix and Las Vegas will approach the century mark for highs. The majority of the U.S. will see seasonal 60s and 70s. There will be a few cooler spots such as the Upper Great Lakes and northern New England that stay in the 40s and 50s.

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