|Today's Weather Outlook|
UPDATED 9 AM EDT, June 19, 2013
UPDATED By WeatherBug's James Stanley
|Scattered thunderstorms will soak large stretches of the U.S. from the Plains to the Atlantic Seaboard and southward to the Gulf of Mexico. While showers will make for a soggy day in the Northwest, the Northeast, Southwest and West Coast will see plenty of sunshine.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Kristin Clark has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook video.
Severe storms are most likely across the high southern Plains and Montana as cool, moist air moving east of the Rockies clashes with warm air surging north along the Front Range. Damaging wind gusts and quarter-sized-hail or larger are the main threats.
As for the rest of the Plains and Rockies, spotty showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the day. Residents can expect lightning, heavy downpours, damaging winds and quarter-sized-hail. In general, the Plains will heat up to the upper 70s and 80s.
Showers and a few storms will invade the Southeast and Gulf Coast with a few raindrops making it as far north as the southern Mid-Atlantic. The Southeast to the Lower Mississippi Valley will climb well into the 80s and lower 90s, with the Carolinas to Mid-Atlantic seeing comfortable 70s and 80s.
Northeast, Ohio and Tennessee valleys residents will all revel in plenty of late-June sunshine today. The mercury will climb into the 70s and 80s, with a few very low 90s popping up in the Tennessee Valley.
Showers will scoot across the Northwest, keeping temperatures in the 60s. Meanwhile, sunshine is on the weather menu again for California, the Intermountain West and Southwest. Northern California and the Intermountain West will see cooler 50s and 60s while the southern Great Basin, the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys warm into the 70s to upper 80s.
The Southwest will climb into the upper 80s with places like Phoenix and Death Valley, Calif., surging into the lower 100s.
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