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May 2, 2012

Big Story Weather – May 2, 2012

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly

Big Story Weather from May 1, 2012: A pretty active day was found through the Northern Plains from Minnesota and Iowa over towards Illinois as there was reports of tornadoes throughout the region. The hail reports were confined to three different regions yesterday  -- one in the Northern Plains the second over into the Ohio River Valley and the third along Tennessee and Kentucky along with the Carolinas.

Big Story Weather Outlook for May 2: The Northeast will be quiet today. Further south into the Mid-Atlantic there is an area of thunderstorms that will develop and move through today. Expect to see some heavy rain with these storms. The Gulf Coast is also going to see some thunderstorms from LA through AL and the Florida panhandle. These storms should remain below severe level with gusty winds and heavy rain being the main issue. The Northern Plains is today´s area of concern. As the day continues to warm expect to see some redevelopment of the storms this afternoon and these storms may become severe from Eastern Nebraska across Iowa and into portions of the Great Lakes.  Moderate snowfall expected for the Rockies today. Partly to mostly cloudy skies along the West Coast.

Big Story Weather Outlook International: Low pressure over Japan will bring rain showers from Osaka northward into Tokyo. High pressure sitting just north of Hong Kong will bring partly cloudy skies to the East coast of China which will also influence the weather in the Korea´s. High pressure will continue to influence the Middle East with dry and warm conditions.  A strong area of low pressure is moving in towards Spain which will provide some rain and thunderstorms for Spain and France.  Another strong low pressure continues to move over the southern tip of South America bringing some rain and gusty winds to the region.  High pressure is in control over Australia bringing a nice dry day to the region.

Big Story Weather Tropics: Tropics are quiet across all regions from the Atlantic over into the Pacific and also around Australia.