Rain from a widespread storm system lingered over portions of the Northeast on Saturday, while high pressure was building over the Southeast and the Great Lakes.
Before the system moved completely and out to sea, rain was forecast over Delaware, New Jersey, Massachusetts, eastern Maryland and eastern Pennsylvania.
Mainly dry conditions and clear to partly cloudy skies were forecast to dominate Florida, the Deep South and the Desert Southwest. Some rain clouds were expected in the central Plains.
Rain from a low pressure system swirled over the central California, while a few thunderstorms were forecast to roll in further north. Small hail, winds up to 40 mph and lightning strikes were possible with the strongest storms.
Scattered rain and mountain snow were possible in the higher elevations of the Northwest, while strong thunderstorms, accompanied by small hail, gusty winds, and lightning, were possible in southwestern Montana and northeastern Idaho.
Highs on Saturday were forecast in the 30s and 40s in the mountains of western Washington and Oregon; 40s and 50s in New England; 50s and 60s in parts of the interior West and the central and northern Rockies; 60s and 70s in the Southeast, the lower and middle Mississippi Valley, and the northern and central Plains; 70s and 80s in southern California and Nevada; 80s in the western Gulf Coast and Florida; and 90s in southern Arizona.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states on Friday ranged from a high of 91 degrees in Goodyear, Ariz., and Wink, Texas, to a low of 18 degrees in Saranac Lake, N.Y.
On the Net:
National Weather Service: http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov
University of Michigan site: http://yang.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet
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