Rain Showers Dampen Eastern U.S.
Clouds and scattered rain shrouded parts of New England and the Mid-Atlantic Wednesday, but dry conditions prevailed in much of the rest of the nation.
Low pressure continued pushing east off the Mid-Atlantic coast, bringing showers and cloudy skies to southern New England and the Appalachians. Midday temperatures rose into the 40s and 50s across much of the Northeast.
Cloudy but dry conditions were reported in the Carolinas, Southeast and Deep South.
The nation’s midsection stayed dry with mostly clear skies in the central to southern Plains, lower Midwest, Mississippi and Missouri River Valleys and the Four Corners region.
In the West, rain was scattered across the northern Rockies, Great Basin and Pacific Northwest. Temperatures climbed into the 70s and 80s in the Desert Southwest and southern California.
Wednesday’s temperatures in the Lower 48 states ranged from a low of 21 degrees in International Falls, Minn., to a high of 82 in Gila Bend, Ariz.
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