Scattered showers and thunderstorms will make for a damp day over much of the eastern half of the nation, while the northern Rockies deal with some severe weather.
Eastern U.S.: Nearly the entire eastern half of the country will see the chance for a wet Wednesday thanks to ongoing rain and thunderstorms. The heaviest rain should be over the Gulf Coast from Texas to the Florida panhandle. None of the thunderstorms should reach severe levels.
The nation's cool spot will be New England and New York State, where temperatures will stay in the chilly 50s and 60s.
West: Severe storms are forecast in parts of Montana and western North Dakota, with large hail and strong winds the main threats. Full sunshine and clear skies will lead to another hot day in the Southwest.
The Northwest will be on the cool side with some showers possible.
Weather history for May 28: In 1982, a Memorial Day weekend snowstorm dumped up to four feet of snow in Montana. In 1992, the temperature dropped to 33 degrees in Chicago.
In 2004, a severe weather outbreak brought hail and tornadoes to Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and South Dakota.
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