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Wet, unsettled weather continue in the East

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Wet and unsettled weather continued for the East on Tuesday.

In the north, an area of low pressure trekked eastward through southeastern Canada and began to lift north-northeastward through Quebec, while frontal disturbances associated with the system advanced into the eastern third of the nation.

An associated warm front lifted through northern New England with a wave of low pressure, triggering showers and chances of thunderstorms. Behind this activity, an associated cold front moved eastward through the Midwest and reached from the Great Lakes through the Ohio Valley and into the central Plains by the afternoon.

Strong to severe thunderstorms became possible along and ahead parts of the cold front in the afternoon and evening hours. The Storm Prediction Center advised of a slight risk of severe thunderstorm development for parts of Kansas and Oklahoma and into the lower Mississippi and Ohio valleys. Meanwhile, numerous scattered showers and thunderstorms were expected in the Mid-Atlantic and parts of the Southeast.

Elsewhere, an upper-level disturbance kicked up rain and strong thunderstorms with chances of hail and damaging wind in the northern High Plains, while monsoonal moisture triggered showers and thunderstorms across the Desert Southwest, the Sierra Nevada and parts of the central Great Basin.

TUESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................100 Alva, Okla.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................114 Shawnee, Okla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................30 Stanley, Idaho

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................31 West Yellowstone, Mont.

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................61 Cape Lisburne, Alaska

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.48 Monett, Mo.

ON THIS DATE:

On this date in 1788, George Washington's weather records apparently recorded the center of a hurricane passing directly over his Mount Vernon home. The storm passed through North Carolina and Virginia before moving farther to the northwest.

 

The Associated Press

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