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Weekend Weather Outlook

UPDATED 10:30 AM EDT, April 5, 2014

By WeatherBug's Luke Paris

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Energetic and potent weather will be contained to the Southern U.S. as thunderstorms reverberate through the Deep South. Likewise, the Pacific Northwest will see a steady stream of showers this weekend.

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

Today:

Afternoon thunderstorms and plenty of rain will strike the coastal Southern U.S. as a disturbance settles offshore. The wet weather will extend all along the Southeast Gulf Coast and into the Lower Mississippi Valley coast. A few drops of rain and a rumble of thunder may even reach into the coastal Southern Plains. Temperatures along the Gulf Coast will be in the 70s while Florida heats up into the 80s. Locations in the interior Southeast will feel highs in the 60s.

The system wreaking havoc in the Eastern U.S. on Friday will begin to depart off the Northeast coast, leaving northern New England soaked. Rain will persist for the majority of the day, stretching from Maine to the northern reaches of the Lower Great Lakes. Temperatures will be in the 40s along the interior Northeast while coastal New England warms up into the 50s.

Once again, coastal showers and mountain snow will recur in the Northwest U.S. Rain will drench the Pacific Northwest while snow caps the peaks of the Northern and Central Rockies. Highs will be in the 30s and 40s along the Rockies while highs in the 50s are felt in the Pacific Northwest.

Another day of pleasant spring weather will flourish in the remainder of the U.S. Temperatures in the 40s will be common across the Midwest while highs in the 50s crawl into the Northern Plains and Ohio and Mid-Mississippi valleys. The Mid-Atlantic, Tennessee Valley, Central Plains and Intermountain West will be in the 60s while the Southern Plains, Southwest and West Coast heat up into the 70s.

Sunday:

Claps of thunder will be heard throughout the Southeast and South-Central U.S. again Sunday as a disturbance brings thunderstorms and rain from the Deep South to the Southern Plains. Thunderstorms will boom across locations along the Gulf Coast while further inland, showers spread from the interior Southeast and Tennessee Valley to the northern Southern Plains, Central Plains and Mid-Mississippi Valley. Temperatures will warm into the 80s along the Gulf Coast and in Florida while locations in the interior Southeast stay in the 60s and 70s. Highs in the 50s and 60s will be felt in the Central Plains and Mid-Mississippi Valley.

Aside from showers in the Pacific Northwest and mountain snow in the Northern and Central Rockies, the rest of the U.S. will see enjoyable weather. Temperatures in the 40s will be found in the Upper Midwest and Northeast while highs in the 50s spread throughout the Ohio Valley, Northern Plains, Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. The West Coast and Southwest will feel highs in the 70s and 80s.

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