The Nation's Weather
Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 11:38 am
Several weather systems were expected to produce unsettling weather activity across the nation on Tuesday.
In the West, a strong cold front was expected to bring strong, gusty winds and bands of precipitation across the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. Snow was expected only in the highest elevations.
As the system moved northwest, light to moderate rain showers were to spread into the central U.S., with period of heavy localized rainfall, hail and thunderstorms. There was a slight risk for severe weather across the Southern and Central Plains.
In the East, a nearly stationary front was to remain stretched from the Mid-Atlantic to the Southern Plains, bringing ongoing showers and thunderstorm development throughout the day.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday ranged from a low of 17 degrees at Stanley, Idaho, to a high of 101 degrees at Laredo, Texas.