Today's Weather Outlook
6:45 AM EDT, May 8, 2013
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
The middle of the week will bring soggy weather to large stretches of the U.S. The central and southern Plains will have another day of rumbling skies while fresh scattered storms greet the West and Upper Mississippi Valley. The same dreary weather pattern will continue in the Mid-Atlantic with rain pushing into the Northeast.
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The weather today won`t be much different than Tuesday from Texas into Kansas. A slow-moving low pressure will be the culprit behind another afternoon of severe storms. Places like Garden City, Kan., and Amarillo, Texas, will be first to see storms develop before dinnertime. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threat as these storms push through north-central Texas, western Oklahoma and along Interstates 35 and 70 in Kansas.
Morning sunshine will lead to afternoon garden-variety showers and storms from northern California into the central Rockies. Other downpours and rumbles of thunder will greet the Upper Mississippi Valley Wednesday afternoon.
As if one rainy day wasn`t enough Tuesday in the Mid-Atlantic, the same stubborn low pressure will bring fresh downpours and a few thunderstorms. The rain threat will expand north during the day. Places like New York City, Albany, Syracuse, N.Y., Hartford, Conn., and even Boston will have to prepare for a few splashes of rain in the afternoon. A few rumbles of thunder can't be ruled out near Washington and Philadelphia
The only dry regions in the U.S. will be the Southwest, Gulf Coast, Florida, Northwest and far Northern Plains.
The cold spot will be the central Rockies and high Sierra where a few 30s and 40s will bring out the jackets and long-sleeved shirts. Otherwise, 50s and 60s will take up much real estate in the West, Northern Plains and Mid-Atlantic.
Warmer 70s and 80s will rule the West Coast, Plains and East. The Rio Grande Valley will be the warmest with highs reaching near 90 degrees.
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