Sunny skies will be the common theme for many as high pressure dominates the central and western U.S. today but there will be a few stormy spots.

Multiple high-pressure centers will provide abundant sunshine to virtually everyone west of the Mississippi, allowing people to start the workweek on a brighter note. Unfortunately, widespread heat will force those who venture outside to take some precautions.

The Intermountain West into the Great Plains feel the heat as the 80s and 90s dominate. Texas and the Desert Southwest will see even more oppressive readings in the 100s to 110s, while the western coastline and higher Rockies terrain will not make it out of the 70s.

The East will be a bit soggy in spots as thunderstorms flare up along the coast, in the Ohio Valley and along the Gulf Coast. Severe weather is unlikely, but flash flooding will be a concern in the Southeast. Remember to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” when you approach a flooded roadway.

The 80s and 90s will be the norm from the Midwest to East Coast, but the northern fringe from Maine and the Upper Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes will remain cooler as the mercury only hits the 70s.

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