Posted May 4, 2018 9:50 p.m. EDT
Following the recent summer warmth, Saturday will feel like a typical spring day across the Northeast. While a partly to mostly sunny sky will complement the more seasonable air across the eastern Great Lakes and New England, a couple of showers will stream into the Middle Atlantic. That is especially true for southern areas.
The showers will spill over from the steadier rain that will stretch from West Virginia to northern Mississippi. This rain will pour down heavily at times. While the steadiest rain is expected to the south and east, the rain may graze and dampen the Kentucky Derby.
Showers and thunderstorms will rumble over the rest of the lower Mississippi Valley and southern Texas. Ahead of the unsettled weather, warmth will hold across the Southeast. Most of the Southeast will be dry aside from showers streaming over the Florida Peninsula.
Meanwhile, warmth will build across the nation’s midsection ahead of a cold front dropping down from Canada and touching off a few showers and thunderstorms from the northern Plains to the northern Rockies.
The remainder of the West will be dry with heat intensifying across the Desert Southwest. Temperatures are expected to soar past the century mark in the deserts of Southern California and Arizona.
FOCUS: Showers And Thunderstorms Sunday
The Midwest and Northeast will remain unsettled Sunday with showers. Cooler air may bring storms across the Ohio Valley during the afternoon.