Good morning everyone,
Summer arrives with high heat
Kevin Roth, Lead Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
Jun .20, 2012 5:04 am ET
- Very hot temperatures move into the region today and last into Friday before relief comes.
- High temperatures will be mainly in the 80s and 90s today and Thursday.
- Areas from northern Virginia to Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire should be in a 95 to 100 degree range.
- A few backyard thermometers could top the 100-degree mark between Washington, DC and Boston, especially Thursday afternoon.
- The only relief from the heat the next two days will be some very isolated late day thunderstorms.
- Those storms are most likely near the mountains from West Virginia and western Virginia to Maine.
- A cold front moves through the region Friday sparking more numerous thunderstorms, but more importantly brings cooler temperatures for the weekend.
- Very hot temperatures continue from Kansas to Michigan ahead of a cold front today.
- High temperatures will be mostly in the 80s and 90s, although areas from Missouri to the Ohio Valley and southern Michigan should reach 95 to 100 degrees.
- A few areas could top the 100-degree mark this afternoon.
- The cold front produces scattered showers and thunderstorms from Upper Michigan to the central Plains through this evening.
- Some thunderstorms could be severe from Upper Michigan to Kansas.
- Damaging wind gusts and hail are the main severe threats, although an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
- Temperatures will be much cooler behind the cold front with highs only in the 60s and 70s in Nebraska, the Dakotas and Minnesota.
- Thursday the cold front moves through the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, mid-Mississippi Valley and Kansas producing locally heavy thunderstorms.
- The cooling behind the front moves into those areas Thursday night and Friday.
- Tropical moisture is streaming northward into Florida from a disturbance over the northwest Caribbean Sea.
- Numerous thunderstorms occur in central and southern Florida and with the tropical moisture in place the storms produce heavy downpours.
- Up to five inches of rainfall is possible in southern Florida through tonight causing some flooding.
- Additional heavy rainfall is possible in southern and central Florida Thursday.
- Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue across southern and eastern Texas and southwest Louisiana through tonight.
- Isolated thunderstorms bubble up in the afternoon heat near the southern Appalachian Mountains today and again Thursday.
- High temperatures will be in an 85 to 95 degree range for most areas today and Thursday.
- Temperatures may reach 100 degrees or higher in portions of southwest Texas both days.
- Dry conditions continue for most of the region today and Thursday.
- A few showers and thundershowers occur across Montana and northern and eastern Wyoming through this evening.
- Late day thunderstorms are possible in southeast Colorado and northeast New Mexico, a few of them could be severe producing damaging wind gusts and hail.
- Morning low clouds hug the coast from southern Oregon to southern California, but the clouds should evaporate to a mostly sunny afternoon.
- Windy with gusts over 35 mph from eastern Montana to eastern New Mexico.
- High temperatures in northern areas will be mostly in a 67 to 82 degree range, although southern areas of Oregon reach the upper 80s and lower 90s.
- Southern areas should have high temperatures mostly in the 80s and 90s with 60s and 70s along the coast and 105 to 120 degrees in the deserts.
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