The frontal system that has brought severe storms and heavy rain to much of the upper Midwest and Northeast continued to move south Saturday.
Showers and thunderstorms were likely from Virginia into the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and the lower Mississippi Valley. Some of the storms were capable of producing high winds, large hail and heavy rain leading to localized flooding.
Some showers also were expected in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast states.
A storm system moving across the Plains was expected to bring strong to severe thunderstorms to parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, bringing heavy rain, high winds and the possibility of tornadoes.
An upper-level disturbance over the northern Plains was to spread rain showers and gusty winds over the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota. High pressure over the mid-Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes was expected to bring clear skies and dry conditions to those areas.
Clear to partly cloudy conditions were expected over the West with a few isolated showers and thunderstorms possible in the Four Corners region. A few rainshowers also were possible in the Pacific Northwest.
Highs on Saturday were forecast in the 50s and low 60s in the mid-Atlantic, Northeast, upper Ohio Valley, the Great Lakes and the Rockies; in the 60s and low 70s in the northern and central Plains, the mid-Mississippi Valley and the Pacific Northwest; in the 80s and 90s in the Southeast, Gulf Coast and Texas; and in the 100s in parts of the Southwest.
Temperatures across the Lower 48 on Friday ranged from 105 degrees in Thermal, Calif., to 21 degrees in Ironwood, Mich.
On the Net:
National Weather Service: http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/graphicsversion/bigmain.html
Weather Channel: http://www.weather.com
UM Weather (University of Michigan): http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet
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