Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, September 03, 2013.
Unsettled weather continued in areas of the Eastern Seaboard and parts of the Southeast on Tuesday, while cooler and drier weather spread further across the Midwest.
In the East, the northern portion of a long cold front extending from the Northeast through the Deep South continued eastward toward the East Coast through the afternoon. Sufficient moisture and energy ahead of this disturbance maintained areas of scattered showers and chances of thunderstorm. Meanwhile, as the northern portion of this cold front moves toward the Atlantic Ocean, the southern portion of the boundary reached across the Southeast. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developed ahead/to the south of this disturbance with areas of moderate rainfall.
Behind this activity, high pressure settled over the Midwest with drier and cooler weather conditions. Afternoon temperatures for the region ranged from the 60s in parts of the lower and upper Great Lakes through 70s and 80s elsewhere in the Midwest.
Out West, a strong low off the Pacific Northwest coast ushered modest to strong, moist southwesterly flow into the interior Northwest, triggering scattered showers and potentially strong thunderstorms. Additional showers and thunderstorms persisted in areas from the Desert Southwest into the Central Great Basin.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Tuesday have ranged from a morning low of 33 degrees at Volk, Wis. to a midday high of 102 degrees at Phoenix, Ariz.
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