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Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Sept. 16

16 Sep 2014, 4:56 am



Overnight showers and a few embedded thundershowers clear out from west-to-east on Tuesday, with pleasant weather expected across the region for the rest of the week. Temperatures will be in the upper 60s and into the lower 70s throughout most of the region for the rest of the week, with perhaps a shower in extreme northern New England on Thursday, but otherwise it’ll be sunny. Enjoy the great weather here (once you get past Tuesday)!

(FORECAST: New York | Boston | Buffalo | Burlington)

East Central

A weak cold front slides through the region on Tuesday, perhaps kicking up a shower or storm in the Appalachians, but otherwise it’ll mostly bring a reinforcing shot of cooler, fall-like air for many. Most of the area looks dry through the end of the week, with the exception of North Carolina, where stormier weather on Tuesday and Wednesday in particular looks to be in the offing. Temperatures in the 70s and 80s hang tough for much of the week.

(FORECAST: Washington D.C. | Richmond | Philadelphia | Baltimore)

(FORECAST: Nashville | Raleigh | Charlotte | Louisville)


A frontal boundary continues to keep parts of Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia stormy for Tuesday, but by Wednesday things mostly clear out with the exception of Florida. South Carolina could still see some storms on Wednesday, but by mid-week most of the region will enjoy cooler temperatures (70s and 80s) and sunny skies – just in time for this weekend’s college football action!

(FORECAST: Birmingham | Atlanta | Tampa | Miami)



Expect a mid night for the northern tier of the South, as temps drop into the low and mid 60s for places like Amarillo, OKC and Little Rock. A bit further south, in Louisiana and Texas, highs will only drop into the low 70s for most locations. A few scattered showers are possible area wide as well. Afternoon highs on Tuesday will top out in the upper 70s and low 80s for most of West Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. While the eastern two-thirds of Texas and Louisiana will top out in the upper 80s and low 90s. Expect a decent shot at some rain in Texas, especially along the Gulf Coast.

(FORECAST: Forth Worth | Austin | Little Rock | New Orleans)

Central Plains

Much of the region will be dry today with lots of sunshine over Iowa and Nebraska. A few showers and thunderstorms are possible late today across eastern Kansas and western Missouri thanks to a front lifting north. Expect morning lows in the 40s/50s regionwide though a few spots in Iowa may see temperatures this morning in the 30s. It’ll be very comfortable out this afternoon with high generally in the 60s/70s.

(FORECAST: Wichita | Kansas City | Omaha | Des Moines)

Great Lakes

A Frost Advisory is in effect for northern Wisconsin and the western half of the UP of Michigan early this morning. Lows in those counties will drop into the upper 20s and low 30s. Everywhere else will cool into the 30s, 40s, and 50s. A high pressure center moving in for the west will allow for gradual clearing through the day. High temperatures will still only rebound into the 60s.

(FORECAST: Minneapolis | Milwaukee | Chicago | Detroit)


High Plains

A few scattered showers are possible in the higher elevations of southwestern Montana this afternoon. Other than that, skies will remain clear across much of the region today. Low temperatures are starting off the morning in the 40s. Sunshine will help warm highs into the 60s and 70s in the east, and the 70s and 80s in the west.

(FORECAST: Pierre | Bismarck | Cody | Billings)

Four Corners

High pressure will bring dry conditions to Utah and Colorado today while moisture from what was once Hurricane Odile will move into Arizona and New Mexico bringing scattered showers and storms across the two southern states. Lows this morning will range from the 50s in Denver and Albuquerque to the 60s in Salt Lake City to the 80s in Phoenix. Denver and Salt Lake City and much of New Mexico will top out in the 80s this afternoon while Phoenix looks to warm into the upper 90s.

(FORECAST: Denver | Albuquerque | Phoenix | Salt Lake City)


Low temperatures this morning will range from the 40s in northern Nevada, to the 50s and 60s along the coast, to 80s in the desert. Clear skies will continue in the north, but moisture from Odile will bring scattered storm chances to southern California and Nevada. Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories are in effect for the Los Angeles area until 7 tonight. Heat index values there will be as high as 110 degrees. Afternoon highs will mainly warm into the 70s, 80s, and 90s, with triple digit heat in the desert.

(FORECAST: Las Vegas | Los Angeles | San Francisco | Reno)


An upper level system skirting by the region will bring added moisture to coastal areas this morning in the form of low clouds and drizzle. The rest of Washington and Oregon along with Idaho will stay dry today with plenty of sunshine around. Temperatures will start off today generally in the 40s/50s. Highs today in the valleys west of the Cascades will be in 70s with 60s along the coast. East of the Cascades, temperatures will top out in the 80s. Boise and Medford will be the exception as both cities look to warm into the low 90s this afternoon.

(FORECAST: Seattle | Portland | Boise | Spokane)

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