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Today's Weather Outlook

8:30 AM EDT, May 7, 2014

By WeatherBug's Luke Paris

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Another round of raging thunderstorms will run rampant through the Plains today. Meanwhile, blazing temperatures in the Southeast will hint at a preview of summer.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Todd Nelson has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook Video.

Vigorous thunderstorms will stretch from the Big Bend to the Central Plains as a dry and a moist air mass clash in the South-Central U.S. Storms will start to brew this afternoon, with a few having the potential to become severe, producing hail and damaging winds. Further north, a pocket of thunderstorms will develop in the Upper Midwest during the afternoon and evening. Likewise, a few of these storms could be severe. Sweltering temperatures in the 80s and 90s will be felt in the Central and Southern Plains while the Upper Midwest stays in the 60s and 70s.

The Northern Plains, Rockies and Intermountain West will also be contending for a bout of wet weather. Heavy rain will drench the Northern Plains and Northern Rockies while showers make their way into the Central Rockies and Intermountain West. Higher elevations in the Northern Rockies could even see a snow shower or two. Temperatures in the Northern Plains and Intermountain West will be in the 50s and 60s while the Northern Rockies keep cool in the 40s. Highs in the 60s and 70s will spread throughout the Central and Southern Rockies.

Other than a few disruptive scattered showers in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic, the remainder of the U.S. will enjoy sunshine and clear skies. The Northeast and Pacific Northwest will see highs in the 60s while the West Coast and Northern Great Basin rise into the 70s. Temperatures indicative of summer will scorch the Southeast as highs reach the upper 80s and 90s. The Southwest, Lower and Mid- Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio valleys will see temperatures in the 80s.

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