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Posted on May 2, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, May 02, 2014

A cold frontal boundary continued to linger over the southeastern corner of the country on Friday, while a separate cold front dipped southward over the northern tier of the country.

A cluster of showers and thunderstorms continued to impact the Southeast on Friday as a cold front lingered over the region. Showers and thunderstorms inched slowly over Florida, coastal Georgia, eastern South Carolina and eastern North Carolina as flood warnings were issued in parts of North Carolina. Tampa, Fla., reported a midday total of 2.47 inches of rain, while Brooksville, Fla., reported a midday total of 2.06 inches of rain. Scattered showers also pushed across portions of the upper Midwest and the Northeast as flood warnings were issued in a handful of states. Meanwhile, a separate cold front dipped southward over the upper Intermountain West and the northern Plains. Rainy weather moved across eastern Montana, while scattered showers developed over the Dakotas and Nebraska. High pressure kept conditions mostly clear across the central and southern Plains, the middle and lower Mississippi Valley and the Tennessee Valley.

A ridge of high pressure kept conditions mostly clear across the western third of the country on Friday. Avalanche warnings were issued across the Cascades due to a spike in temperatures across the region. The Southwest experienced summer like conditions, as temperatures ranged between the 80s and 90s across California and Arizona. Santa Maria, Calif., recorded a midday high of 96 degrees, while El Centro, Calif., recorded a midday high of 93 degrees.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Friday have ranged from a morning low of 17 degrees at Moriarty, N.M. to a midday high of 96 degrees at Santa Maria, Calif.

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