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Today's Weather Outlook

7:30 AM EDT, May 16, 2013

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, John Bateman

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Showers and thunderstorms will be scattered across the U.S. landscape from coast to coast while the temperatures will be seasonably warm. The coolest weather will stretch up and down the Pacific Coast and cover parts of New England.

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

A Pacific storm system, attached to a long stationary front stretched across the U.S., will keep much of the nation unsettled today. Along the West Coast, a chance of showers will be found from Seattle to San Francisco with highs in the 60s. Farther south, Los Angeles and San Diego will see clouds with highs around 70 degrees. The chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue eastward through the Intermountain West and into the Rockies. Highs here will be warmer, mainly in the 70s and 80s. The sunny and dry Desert Southwest will hit the 90s and 100s by afternoon.

In the Plains and Midwest, scattered showers and storms will develop along the front that`s draped across the region. The Great Lakes states should stay partly cloudy and dry with highs in the 70s and 80s. Farther south, some thunderstorms will move over the central and southern Plains, the mid-Mississippi Valley, and the Ohio and Tennessee valleys. High temperatures will drop a bit from the early part of the week, generally hitting the 80s across this wide section of the country.

Along the East, there will be a few showers possible in interior New England, with partly cloudy skies expected elsewhere in the Northeast. Highs will hit the 60s and 70s from Maine to New York City. Into the Mid-Atlantic, there will be a chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., with highs in the 80s. Heading into the Southeast, there will be a chance for a passing thunderstorm in Atlanta, with sunny skies expected over much of Florida. Highs across the South will warm to the 80s.

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