The Nation's Weather

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 7:18 am
By: News 9

A strong low pressure system in eastern Canada will pass over northern Maine, creating windy conditions for northern New England on Sunday. Morning showers will give way to dry afternoon conditions.
   Cold air will drive southward into the Northeast from inland Canada. This small, but seasonally cold air will hamper afternoon temperatures in the Northeast.
   The Southeast will stay dry as a ridge of high pressure will remain stretched over the Gulf Coast, while some showers are possible in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
   Warm afternoon sun will trigger moisture in the Southwest and Great Basin, producing scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low coastal clouds along the West Coast will have a tough time burning off and coastal areas will be cool to mild.
   The Northeast will rise into the 50s, 60s, and 70s, while the Southeast will see temperatures in the 90s and some 100s. The Plains will rise into the 90s and 100s, while the Southwest will see similar temperatures.
   Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Saturday ranged from a low of 24 degrees at Spincich Lake, Mich. to a high of 103 degrees at Death Valley, Calif.