Rain fell in parts of the Midwest and Southeast early Saturday, while the Northeast had clear skies.
In the Midwest and northern and central Plains, strong to severe thunderstorms were forecast, with a possibility of tornadoes, wind gusts up to 70 mph and hail.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms were forecast in the Tennessee Valley and Carolinas, as well as the central Rockies. Snow showers were likely above 6,500 feet in the northern Rockies.
High pressure was expected to keep skies fair and dry across the Northeast. Fair conditions also were forecast across the Desert Southwest and California.
High temperatures on Saturday were expected in the 40s to low 60s in the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies; 60s and 70s in the Northeast and on the California coast; 70s and 80s in the lower Midwest; 80s and 90s in the South and Desert Southwest.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Friday ranged from a high of 100 degrees in Wink, Texas, to 25 degrees in Eagle River, Wis.
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