Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, October 11, 2013.
A cold front boundary will move across the central third of the country on Friday, triggering strong to severe thunderstorms over the northern Plains and upper Midwest, while high pressure is expected to build across the Southeast.
Light rain will push into the Pacific Northwest on Friday due to an onshore flow, but will likely stay along the coast of Washington. The remainder of the West Coast can expect cool, dry conditions as a result of a recent cold frontal passage. The Great Basin will continue to experience rain on Friday, and snowy weather will move through the central Rockies. Wind speeds of 40 to 50 mph will also sweep across western facing mountain slopes.
A separate cold front will trek across the Midwest on Friday, causing showers and thunderstorms to occur over the central and upper Mississippi Valley. Severe thunderstorms may develop along the Dakotas and Minnesota in the afternoon. The Ohio Valley will stay clear of precipitation on Friday.
The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast will continue to get pounded by a low pressure along the coast. This system is expected to usher wet weather into the region throughout most of the day. The majority of the Southeast will experience warm,humid conditions due to a ridge of high pressure over the region. Southern Florida will be the exception to this, as spotty thunderstorms may develop in the afternoon.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday have ranged from a morning low of 19 degrees at Truckee-Tahoe, Calif. to a high of 91 degrees at Kingsville NAS, Texas
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