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Weekend Weather Outlook

UPDATED 7:45 AM EDT, July 13, 2013

UPDATED By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, John Bateman

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The typical weather doldrums of mid-summer will be found across the U.S. this weekend. Seasonably hot and humid weather and scattered afternoon thunderstorms will be on the weather menu across the U.S.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Addison Green has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook Video.

Today:

Summer will be in full swing throughout the U.S., with hot weather and scattered thunderstorms common in many places.

Afternoon thunderstorms will be likely in two areas today; one stretching from Florida to the Mid-Atlantic and the other from the Desert Southwest through the Upper Midwest. In both of these areas, the thunderstorms will bubble up quickly in the afternoon and produce frequent lightning, gusty winds and a quick burst of rain. In the Southeast and Florida, the storms could produce flash flooding as tropical moisture makes the storms even more potent. Meanwhile, storms erupting in the northern Plains will have a chance to become severe.

The rest of the U.S., including the West Coast, California, Interior West, southern and central Plains, Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes and New England will revel in plenty of mid-July sunshine. Though it will be quite toasty throughout the Plains and Southwest, it will be quite comfortable elsewhere.

The hottest temperatures will be in the southern high Plains extending from western Texas northward into western Kansas and across the Desert Southwest. Highs in these locations will reach into the triple digits. The rest of the nation will generally stay in the 80s and 90s, with a few places along the immediate West Coast and in the Upper Midwest seeing upper 70s this afternoon.

Sunday:

Unsettled weather will continue to be the name of the game across large stretches of the U.S. to close out the weekend, as scattered thunderstorms will fire up in the hot and sticky mid-July pattern.

The Southeast, southern Plains, and Rockies to the northern Plains will once again find themselves dodging raindrops as afternoon thunderstorms bubble over. However, this could also bring much-needed rainfall to places such as Dallas and Oklahoma City. The Southeast could see flash flooding if storms linger over an area for a long duration.

Elsewhere, mostly sunny and quiet weather will stretch from New England to the Midwest, as well as the Great Basin to the West Coast. It will remain seasonably warm almost everywhere, with highs reaching into the 80s and 90s in most places. Parts of the southern Plains and the Southwest will reach triple digits Sunday afternoon, with the immediate Pacific Coast seeing 60s and low 70s.

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