Rain is forecast in the Intermountain West and Northern Rockies Saturday. The wet weather is expected to move gradually into the Northern Plains, where heavy rain and some thunderstorms are possible.
Another front is expected to bring heavy rain and thunderstorms through the Great Lakes and into the Northeast.
Farther south, scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible along the Gulf Coast. An intense wave of hot air is predicted through the Southern Plains and into the Great Lakes, which should make this area the warmest in the country.
Temperatures in the Northeast are expected to rise into the 70s and 80s, while the Southeast should see temperatures in the 90s. The Southern Plains are expected to rise into the 90s and 100s, while the Southwest is predicted to range from the 80s to 100s in some areas. The Northwest should see highs in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Friday ranged from a low of 29 degrees at Charleston, Nev. to a high of 107 degrees at Bullhead City, Ariz.
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