|Monday's Weather Outlook|
3 PM May 19, 2013
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
|The U.S. weather pattern won`t change much for the start of the workweek. A system in the nation`s midsection will bring another threat of severe storms while more showers soak the East Coast. Only the West will escape Mother Nature`s fury with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures. |
The low pressure area fueling Sunday`s outbreak of late-day storms will slowly push east on Monday. Still, places like Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., and Joplin, Mo., will be in the crosshairs of the most significant severe threat for a second day in a row. This will include large hail, damaging winds and possible strong tornadoes. Other severe storms will blossom along the Red River Valley in Oklahoma stretching northeastward to the southern Great Lakes.
On the low`s cooler northern and western fringes, a chilly rain will spread across the Upper Mississippi Valley into the Northern Plains.
Residents from Florida`s east coast to southern New England will need the rain gear on hand as well. Showers and a few storms will drift along the East Coast Monday. Additional afternoon showers and storms will ignite across the Rockies.
The West will stay dry and sunny to kick off the new workweek.
The California valleys, Southwest, and West Texas will climb into the 80s and 90s. A few triple digits will show up in Texas west of Dallas, southern California and Arizona. Widespread 70s and 80s will warm the West, Central and Eastern U.S.
The only cool spots will be the Great Basin to Northern Plains where highs will struggle to reach the 40s in the Mountain West with 50s and 60s in the Great Basin and Northern Plains.
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