Today's Weather Outlook
8:45 AM EDT, July 9, 2013
By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
There will be no shortage of thunderstorms across the U.S. today. Large stretches of the Upper Midwest to Great Lakes will have to keep an eye to the sky for dangerous storms. The West Coast and much of Texas will be the dry spots.
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A few batches of storms will kick off the day along Interstate 94 in the Dakotas and stretches of Interstates 70 and 80 from Iowa to Ohio. As the day unfolds, sunshine combined with an eastward moving front sinking south from the Dakotas will spark fresh storms capable of gusty winds, hail and tornadoes. The best opportunity for these dangerous storms is in places like Minneapolis, Des Moines, Iowa, Chicago, Milwaukee and Detroit.
Thunderstorms will also bubble across the southern Rockies, Southwest and much of the East. These storms will be the typical July storms that build during the prime afternoon heating, last 15 or 20 minutes and then dissipate or move away.
Much of the Lone Star State and the West Coast will steer clear of any threatening skies. Here, sunshine is on the weather menu for places like Dallas, Houston, Sacramento, Calif., Seattle and Missoula, Mont.
Hot 90s and triple digits will bake the central and southern Plains, Southwest, Great Basin and California valleys today. Warm 80s will surge into the Mountain West and interior Northwest as well as much of the East. Cooler 70s will grace the Northern Rockies to the Northeast as well as the immediate Northwest Coast.
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