Scattered showers were possible Saturday through much of the West, and Tropical Storm Fay promised to bring gusty wind and flooding rains to coastal Texas and Louisiana.
Fair and dry weather was expected to continue to dominate throughout the East, and in portions of the Midwest and Plains. Cloudy and cool weather was expected for northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
Rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches were possible in western Louisiana and northeast Texas as Fay moved closer to landfall. Throughout the day, the storm was expected to continue to bring clouds, gusty winds, and flooding rains.
Two separate systems were predicted to affect the Plains and Midwest. Low pressure was expected to bring cloudy skies and showers through the Plains in the afternoon and evening. High pressure was expected to produce fair skies and dry weather in much of the Midwest and through most of the East.
A few isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms were expected to develop in Florida and along the Gulf Coast.
High temperatures were expected to be in the 70s and 80s in the East, 80s and 90s in the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest, 90s in the desert Southwest and 70s in the West and 60s in the Pacific Northwest.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday ranged from a high of 108 Gila Bend, Ariz., to a low of 29 in Meacham, Ore.
On the Net:
National Weather Service: http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov
University of Michigan site: http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet
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