Weekend Weather Outlook
UPDATED 7 AM EDT, June 29, 2013
By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, John Bateman
A stagnant weather pattern will remain in place through the weekend. This means more fresh storms in the East while record heat pushes deep into the West. In between, scattered storms will roam the Rockies while the Plains remain dry.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Addison Green has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook Video.
The weather will be very reminiscent of Friday`s across the U.S.
The high June sun angle combined with a push of hot, dry air deep into the Great Basin will spell dangerous heat in the West. Highs will soar well into the 100s for places like Phoenix, Las Vegas and Sacramento, Calif.
Along the periphery of an active jet stream diving through the Rockies, afternoon storms will bubble from the Idaho Panhandle into northern New Mexico. These storms will likely diminish later in the evening.
High pressure will bring dry weather to the Plains while low pressure swirling through the Ohio Valley and Northeast bubbles more showers and storms. Just like the last few days, a few storms will contain gusty winds and hail, likely canceling a few outdoor plans. The more persistent rain and heaviest storms will plague the eastern Gulf Coast to the Southeast Atlantic Coast.
While triple-digits take precedence in the Great Basin and Southwest, toasty 90s will spread through the Interior West and Southern Plains. Highs will also push into the 80s and 90s through the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Temperatures will rebound into the 70s from the Northern Plains to the Northeast and along the immediate Northwest Coast.
The weekend will end the way it started across much of the U.S. Heat will remain on the weather menu in the West while storms sock the East.
Sunny skies will push temperatures back into the 100s from the Southwest into the Great Basin with 90s for the remainder of the West. The Northwest, once again, will see cooler 70s and 80s.
Afternoon thunderstorms will interrupt outdoor plans in the Rockies, northern Arizona and New Mexico while bursts of hail, gusty winds and downpours unleash on the East Coast. The storms will be a bit spottier west of the Appalachians in the Ohio and Tennessee valleys.
Blue skies and tranquil weather are on tap from the Upper Mississippi Valley to the Red River Valley of Texas and Oklahoma.
Temperatures will climb into the 70s from the Northern Plains to the Northeast and south through the lower Ohio Valley. Warmer 80s are on tap in the Southeast and Southern Plains with 90s and 100s for much of Texas.
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