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Today's Weather Outlook
8 AM EDT, August 21, 2014
By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West
The active week continues today, with more thunderstorms and downpours causing trouble across several widespread areas of the U.S.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
A large stretch of the northern U.S. from the northern Rockies and northern Plains all of the way across the Midwest and into the northern Mid-Atlantic and Northeast will see thunderstorms today. The northern Plains and upper Mississippi Valley and a thin sliver of the southern Plains, are waking up to storms.
The strongest thunderstorms will roll across the Midwest, eastern Plains and upper Ohio Valley this afternoon, producing gusty winds and downpours that could drop a quick 1 to 2 inches of rainfall in places like Chicago, Indianapolis and Cincinnati. Afternoon thunderstorms could also cause rush hour troubles along the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C., to southern New England.
Outside of a few scattered afternoon thunderstorms in southern Florida and the Southwest, the rest of the nation will bake under late August sunshine.
The hottest temperatures will once again be found across the southern and central Plains, Texas, lower Mississippi Valley, Deep South and Southeast. Afternoon highs will easily reach into the upper 90s, with triple-digits highs possible this afternoon across southwestern Texas and parts of western Kansas. High humidity will it feel even hotter across Texas and the South.
The rest of the U.S. will be in the 80s, with a few spots of the northern Rockies and Maine only seeing highs reach into the 70s.
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