Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, April 10, 2014
A cold front continues moving across the Northern states on Thursday, while warm and dry conditions continue spreading across the East. A low pressure system moving through central Canada continues pulling a cold front eastward from the northern Rockies through the northern Plains and into the upper Midwest. This system may kick up scattered showers and thunderstorms, but severe thunderstorm development is not anticipated. Rainfall totals will remain less than 1 inch for most of the region.
To the south, a broad ridge of high pressure continues building over the Plains and spreads eastward over the Mississippi River Valley and into the Eastern states. This will continue pushing warm air in from the south, allowing for temperatures to vary between 10 to 20 degrees above normal. Fire danger will remain high as a cold front passing to the north will increase winds throughout the Plains, Midwest, and Mississippi Valley.
Meanwhile out West, a trough of low pressure approaches the Pacific Northwest, but precipitation with this system will remain to the north in British Columbia. High pressure over most of the West Coast will maintain warm and dry conditions.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Wednesday have ranged from a morning low of 14 degrees at Mt. Washington, N.H. to a high of 90 degrees at Yuma, Ariz.