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April 20, 2012

Big Story Weather – April 20, 2012

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

Big Story Weather from April 19, 2012: Thunderstorms passed through Florida yesterday along with some light snow back in Wyoming and coastal rains in Seattle.

Big Story Weather for April 20, 2012: Low pressure moving through the Great Lakes will work its way eastward today bringing showers to the Ohio River valley. Also, a new developing low in Southern Texas will begin moving towards the Gulf of Mexico and bring with it strong winds and the potential for heavy rain this weekend to the Northern Gulf Coast states. High pressure is in control of the weather from the Rockies back into the Southwest bringing partly to mostly cloudy skies. Another rainy day in store for Seattle as the frontal boundary still sits off the coast but moving ever so closer to the area.

Big Story Weather Weekend Outlook: Two big stories for this weekend. First is the developing Gulf Low that will move through this weekend bringing with it heavy rain and also the potential for thunderstorms from New Orleans all the way eastward into Florida. Along with that there is the potential to see some very prolong winds in excess of 30mph in this area too.  Second story will start to take shape next week and that is the Gulf low heading up the eastern seaboard, this will not only bring heavy rain to the area but strong winds. Maine should also see some heavy snowfall.

Big Story Weather Outlook International: High pressure over Japan is bringing nice weather to the area. Also back in Eastern China another low pressure is developing and making its way into the East China Sea over the weekend bringing rain showers to places like Hong Kong. Low pressure continues to dominate Western Europe from England southward into France and also over toward Germany bringing with it rain and snow to the Alps.  Large area of High pressure to the west of Australia will influence the weather with partly cloudy skies for places like Melbourne and Sydney.

Big Story Weather Tropics: Another quiet day can be found throughout the tropics from North to South and East to West. Countdown to the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season 2012 is right around the corner.