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Friday's Weather Outlook
3 PM EDT, April 17, 2014
By WeatherBug's Luke Paris
The U.S. landscape will be dotted with thunderstorms, rain and even a dose of snow on Friday. Pleasant spring weather will continue to thrive in the Central and Southwestern U.S.
A low pressure settling on the Gulf Coast will bring plenty of wet and wild weather to the Southeast. Dreary showers will douse the interior Southeast and the coastal corridors of the Carolinas while the unmistakable roar of thunder echoes in the coastal Southeast. Showers in the interior Southeast will help keep temperatures in the upper 50s and 60s while Florida quickly heats up into the 70s and 80s.
Mountain snow and afternoon showers will be the main weather headline for those tucked away in the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains. The pitter-patter of raindrops against rooftops will be heard throughout the western reaches of the Northern Plains while the tranquil silence of falling snow fills the Northern Rockies. Temperatures in the 50s and 60s will be common in the Northern Plains while the elevated locations of the Northern Rockies dip into the 30s and 40s.
The Great Lakes will be contending for a slice of the wet weather as well as a quickly-moving cold front produces several showers for the Lower Great Lakes and interior Northeast. Rain will stretch from the northern half of Ohio to northern New York. The Thumb of Michigan will also see a shower or two throughout the day. Temperatures will range from the 50s in the Great Lakes and interior Northeast to the 60s in the Ohio Valley.
Sunshine and blue skies will be abundant across the reminder of the U.S. Highs in the 40s and 50s will be felt along the coastal Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Upper Midwest and Pacific Northwest while the Mid-Mississippi and Tennessee valleys heat up into the 60s. The Lower Mississippi Valley, Southern and Central Plains, and West Coast will be in the 70s while the Central and Southern Rockies and Southwest see the mercury rise into the 80s.
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