Strong Storms Sunday from Plains into the MidwestThe system is bringing rain and winds gusting to 45 mph
An intense storm will continue moving through the eastern half of the country Sunday, bringing areas of heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. As the center of the storm moves from the Central Plains through Michigan and into eastern Canada by the end of the day, heavy rain will fall throughout the Great Lakes region. Several inches of rain could fall by the time the day is over, with some more precipitation possible Monday as the storm moves into Canada.
Meanwhile, the associated cold front will drape itself through the Southern Plains and Mississippi Valley, instigating another round of strong thunderstorms with the possibility of becoming severe. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a slight risk of severe weather in the Tennessee Valley and southern Ohio Valley, so residents in this region should be prepared to take any precaution necessary to protect life and property.
Meanwhile, a high pressure ridge over California and the Southwest will continue to provide a warming trend for the region. Temperatures will climb to above normal in the Southwest over the next few days.
A warm front and morning showers will greet western Washington, followed by a cold front late in the day. This front will provide more widespread rain that will dip as far south as Oregon.
The Northeast will rise into the 50s and 60s, while the Southeast will see temperatures in the 70s and 80s. The Southern Plains will rise into the 70s, 80s, and some 90s, while the Southwest will see temperatures in the 80s and 90s.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Saturday have ranged from a morning low of 8 degrees at Mt. Washington, N.H. to a high of 98 degrees at Zapata, Texas