The Nation's weather
Thursday, July 9th 2009, 12:17 pm
Severe weather was expected across the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest on Thursday, with some storms possibly producing hail, damaging winds and heavy downpours.
Very hot temperatures were expected to continue in the Central and Southern Plains, with highs from 105 to 112 degrees in many parts of Texas and Oklahoma.
The Pacific Northwest was to start drying out, with warmer temperatures and clearer skies with highs in the mid-70s.
In the East, mostly sunny skies and pleasant weather were forecast. The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic was to continue seeing highs in the 70s and 80s.
But a stationary front dominating the Southeast was expected to continue triggering scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. Humid conditions were to persist with some areas experiencing severe weather.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Wednesday ranged from a low of 30 degrees at Truckee-Tahoe, Calif., to a high of 105 degrees at Hearne, Texas.