The Nation's Weather


Friday, May 8th 2009, 11:32 am
By: News 9


Strong thunderstorms were expected across the Southern Plains on Friday.
   Supercell storms were also possible from northwestern Missouri to eastern Tennessee, bringing the risk of large hail and tornadoes. Thunderstorms were to abruptly end as the front passed over.
   Strong thunderstorms capable of producing large hail and strong winds were also possible throughout the eastern Carolinas. Rain and less intense thunderstorms were on tap for the Northern Plains and Northeast.
   In the West, warm weather was coming for the Southwest and West Coast. High pressure was expected to keep strong winds blowing over Southern California, fanning fires raging across Santa Barbara. Wind gusts up to 60 mph were to continue through the morning, subsiding slightly in the afternoon.
   Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday ranged from a low of 26 degrees at Mullan Pass, Idaho, to a high of 108 degrees at Pecos, Texas.