Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, September 06, 2013.
A slow moving, low pressure system continued to impact the Pacific Northwest on Friday, bringing widespread showers and thunderstorms to Washington and parts of Oregon. Thunderstorms, including a couple of severe thunderstorms, also began to move across parts of the upper Midwest, while spotty showers and thunderstorms affected parts of the Southwest and Southeast.
The Pacific Northwest, including central and eastern Washington, has been experiencing moderate to heavy rain all morning as a result of a nearly stationary cold front sitting along the eastern portion of the state. Areas along the north Cascades, including Pierce County, have already observed precipitation totals exceeding an inch.
Heat advisories were put into effect this morning for a large portion of the Plains. Temperatures in the 90s have been reported for parts of North and South Dakota as high pressure dominates the greater Midwest. Spotty showers were also reported for the upper Midwest, as well as a couple of severe thunderstorm watches.
A weakening cold front continued to bring showers to the Southeast as it made its way off of the East Coast. Parts of northern Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina all felt the remains of this system. Temperatures were reported in the high 80s and 90s as the cold air from this low pressure system did not quite reach the Southeast.
The same system, though, brought frost advisories and cooler temperatures to a large portion of the Northeast earlier this morning. Inland valleys experienced temperatures in the 30s, while Mt. Washington topped the list with a morning low of 26 degrees.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Friday have ranged from a morning low of 26 degrees at Mt. Washington, N.H. to a midday high of 105 degrees at Thermal, Calif.
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