Today's Weather Outlook
UPDATED 9:30 AM EDT, April 13, 2014
By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, John Bateman
The weekend will finish on an active note, with severe storms in the South and heavy snow in the Rockies. Energetic spring weather will amplify across the Central U.S. as a disturbance makes for a day of rain and thunderstorms. Downpours could fall across the Central Plains and Mississippi Valley, while rain chances stretch as far north as the Great Lakes.
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In the south-central U.S., severe storms could strike from Texas to Missouri, with eastern Oklahoma seeing the best chances for large hail, destructive winds, and tornadoes. A wide array of temperatures will be felt across the region, ranging from the 40s and 50s in the Central Plains to the 60s and 70s in the Ohio Valley and Mississippi Valley.
The Great Lakes and Northeast will compete for a slice of the action too, as showers, and perhaps an isolated thunderstorm, develop during the day. Rain will be mainly confined to northern New England and the Great Lakes. Highs in the Upper Great Lakes will be in the 50s and 60s while the interior Northeast rises into the 60s and 70s.
Another day of mountain snow will be in store for the Northern and Central Rockies, and western Dakotas. Snow will fall along the higher elevations of the Rockies while a few showers pass over the lower elevations. Metropolitan Denver could see several inches of snow by evening. Highs in the 30s will be seen in the higher elevations while temperatures in the 40s and 50s will cover the lower elevations.
The rest of the U.S. will see another great day of sunshine and warmer temperatures. The Upper Midwest and Northern Plains will be the coolest spots, with temperatures struggling to rise above the 40s. Elsewhere, the Mid-Atlantic, Southern Plains, Southeast, and West Coast will bask in the 70s and 80s. The Southwest will heat up into the upper 80s and 90s.
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