Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sunshine for a Saturday

10:55 AM 6/2/12 (Forecaster Mike) - A Very Welcome Calm Saturday! Friday was just wild across the Mid-Atlantic, with very strong thunderstorms and many potential but unconfirmed reports of tornadoes. Thankfully, Saturday will start out the weekend on a much calmer note. 

Saturday's Severe Threat - This threat is not expected to be as significant as the severe weather outbreak across the east coast Friday. Still, areas like North Texas and Western Oklahoma may need to be on the lookout for some storms popping up. This region and surrounding areas will also be very hot and humid again heading into our Saturday. 

Clearing in the East - The Cold front is on its way out now, but is still dropping very heavy rain on much of the east coast. As we head into Saturday, a much more stable air mass will set in to regions that saw significant severe weather on Friday, like the Foot's ForecastCentral Maryland region and the Foot's Forecast: The Capital Region. Those zones as well as surrounding zones will also see a significant drop in temperatures, with highs across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast in the 60s in 70s! 

Unsettled Lakes - A deep trough is starting to dig across this portion of the country, and the low pressure system that bulldozed the storms through the country the last few days will be throwing some moisture to the backside. Areas like the Foot's Forecast | Northeast Ohio zone will have to watch for some scattered showers throughout the day, with cooler temperatures dominating as well.

Hot SW Again! - While it will still be baking out there, some areas may be slightly cooler than Thursday and Friday. For our Saturday, Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for S Nevada, SE California, and SW Arizona, because of highs expected around 105ยบ in Las Vegas for example! 

Unsettled West - Areas like the Foot's Forecast | Seattle & The Sound zone will have to be on the look out for some scattered showers, wich may extend throughout the Pacific Northwest. The good news though is that no significant severe weather is anticipated int his aera. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

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