Today's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 9:45 AM EDT, September 8, 2013
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
The first full weekend in September will end on a stormy conclusion from the Southwest to the northern Plains, as well as across Florida and parts of the Mid-Atlantic, including a few fresh thunderstorms added to the mix.
WeatherBug Meteorologist Bryan Karrick has the latest in his exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook video.
A low pressure system will emerge into the northern Plains, sending a warm front north of Interstate 90. As hot and humid air surges northward into cooler, much drier air flowing southward from Canada, thunderstorms will blossom in the late-afternoon and into the evening across the Dakotas. Gusty winds and hail will be the biggest severe weather concerns.
Additional batches of thunderstorms will also build from the Desert Southwest throughout the Rockies this afternoon. The rain will aggravate any existing flooding problems from Saturday`s storms in eastern Montana.
Even residents from the Middle Mississippi Valley into the Mid-Atlantic will be contending with a couple of showers and thunderstorms along and in the wake of a cold front to wrap up the weekend.
Meanwhile, plenty of September sunshine will be on tap in the Northeast, with the exclusion of central and northern Maine where a few gusty showers will accompany a cold front. Dry weather will allow outdoor plans to go off without a hitch in the central Plains and Southeast. Not to be outdone, sunshine is also on the weather menu along the West Coast.
A hot bubble of 90s will greet the central and southern Plains with 80s from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf Coast. Interior California and southern Arizona will also bake with 90s and lower 100s expected.
Cooler 60s and 70s will be found in the Mountain West, northern Plains, and from the Great Lakes to the Northeast. The Mid-Atlantic and southern Ohio Valley will be the transition zone between the cooler 60s to the north and warmer 80s to the south.
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