The Nation's Weather
Friday, February 27th 2009, 12:12 pm
Heavy rain was in store for the East Coast on Friday, while thunderstorms were possible in the Southeast.
Balmy temperatures in the Northeast were to drop Friday as the front moved in, leaving chilly weather in place for the weekend.
The same cold front was likely to bring thunderstorms to Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Strong storms were possible throughout the region, but Mississippi and central Alabama were at greatest risk for damaging severe weather. Large hail was possible.
In the West, light nuisance snow was forecast for the Dakotas and Nebraska. But further west, a pleasant day was forecast for the West Coast, with temperatures well above seasonal normals in many locations.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states on Thursday ranged from a low of minus 7 degrees at Lallock, Minn., to a high of 96 degrees at Comanche, Texas.