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7:30 AM EDT, May 15, 2013

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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Mother Nature will turn the corner quickly from the chill of yesterday to spring warmth for the East while storms boom across the Ohio Valley. Fresh storms will also build from the Rockies to the Mid-South.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook Video.

The cold early week mornings will be a history east of the Mississippi River today. Temperatures starting out in the 40s and 50s will climb well into the 60s, 70s and 80s in the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

However, a cold front looming across the Great Lakes will drift south and touch off gusty afternoon storms along and south of Interstate 80 and 90 in Pennsylvania and Ohio. A few additional storms will interrupt outdoor plans along Interstate 70 through the Midwest.

Meanwhile, a fresh low pressure will emerge in the Texas Panhandle. Ahead of this low, a return of warm, humid air from the Gulf of Mexico will ignite afternoon showers and storms from Brownsville, Texas, to Springfield, Mo. Also in the crosshairs of a few afternoon boomers will be the Rockies.

A bit of spotty drizzle will keep the day dreary in the Northwest while the Southwest, Southeast, Northern Plains and Upper Mississippi Valley remain dry.

Other than a few 50s and 60s in the Northwest, Mountain West and Northeast, large stretches of the U.S. will enjoy 70s and 80s. The California valleys, Southwest and southern Plains will spike into the 90s to lower 100s. Phoenix won`t be too far off its record high of 107 degrees.

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