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UPDATED 9:15 AM EDT, May 7, 2010

By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West

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The start of an unseasonable weekend cool down throughout the northern and eastern U.S., will take roots across the Plains today as a cold front drives thunderstorms eastward. The chill will hit the northern Rockies and northern Plains, while a nice spring warm-up will continue across the South and Southwest.

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Strong, possibly severe, thunderstorms will march out of the Midwest, eastern Plains and into the Ohio Valley and the eastern Great Lakes throughout the day. A few lingering rain showers will be found across the north-central Plains, with even a bit of wet snow mixing in across the extreme northern Dakotas and Minnesota.

The rest of the U.S. will see plenty of May sunshine, but temperatures will have a wide range.

Warmest temperatures will be found in a wide ribbon stretching from the Southwest eastward into the southern Plains and the Southeast. Highs in the 80s will be common, with 90s throughout the Southwest, southern Texas and Southeast. A few of these 80-degree temperatures will make into the Ohio Valley and the southern Mid-Atlantic.

Much cooler 30s and 40s will be found across the Rockies and northern Plains, with 50s and few 60s readings in the Northwest, central Plains, Great Lakes and the Northeast.

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