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8:45 AM EDT, April 28, 2014

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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The new workweek will begin the same way the weekend ended across the Lower Mississippi Valley, with fresh severe storms on the weather menu. The same weather system will spread a chilly rain from the Dakotas into the Mid-Atlantic.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Miranda Hilger has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook video.

A cold front slowly meandering through the Central U.S. will be the catalyst for another round of dangerous storms today. The threat will shift slightly farther east than Sunday`s activity, with much of Mississippi, southern Tennessee, and northern Alabama most at risk for strong tornadoes, winds in excess of 57 mph, and large hail. Still, residents in St. Louis, Indianapolis, Paducah, Ky., New Orleans and Atlanta need to keep a watchful eye to the sky for severe weather. For more on the severe weather threat, click here.

In the cooler air farther north, dreary skies and rain will drench the Northern Plains and Great Lakes. Drizzle to light rain will arrive just in time for the evening commute in the Mid-Atlantic while a few late-day storms bubble along the Southeast Atlantic Coast.

Rain and snow showers will come to an end across the Central and Northern Rockies by late-afternoon while large stretches of the West enjoy plenty of sunshine. Even the storm-ravaged Southern Plains will get a break from the clasps of thunder, hail, and heavy rain that blasted through Sunday.

Chilly 30s and 40s will rule the Northern Rockies and Northwest Mountains. Not much improvement is expected along the Northern Tier with places like Minneapolis, Detroit, and Presque Isle, Maine, staying in the upper 40s to middle 50s today. Highs will reach the 60s in the Mid-Atlantic with 70s in the Ohio Valley.

South of Interstate 70 temperatures will be much warmer today. St. Louis and New Orleans will hit 80 degrees while Brownsville, Texas, heats to the triple-digit mark.

The Southwest will see highs in the upper 80s with 70s and 60s along the West Coast.

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