Thunderstorms Scattered Across Ohio Valley, Middle Atlantic Coast
Undated (AP) _ Showers and thunderstorms that lingered in the Ohio Valley posed the threat of more heavy rain, large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding Wednesday.
Meanwhile, storms extended from New Mexico across Missouri and northern Arkansas to the Middle Atlantic States and southern New England.
A fast-moving storm pelted metropolitan Denver with golf ball-size hail and heavy rain Wednesday, triggering a series of thunderstorm and tornado warnings.
There were reports of dozens of shattered windows and some flooding along the roads.
Hot, humid air in the Southeast produced showers and thunderstorms in Alabama, southern Florida, and the central Gulf Coast region. A thunderstorm in northern Georgia produced high winds which blew a tree onto a house at Tunnel Hill Wednesday afternoon.
Showers were scattered in South Dakota and Minnesota, and a few showers also dotted the Pacific Coast region.
Sunny skies prevailed across the northern Plateau, Great Basin, and the northern and central Rocky Mountains.
Temperatures were generally in the 70s and upper 60s across the north- central Plains and Northeast. But readings were in the 90s from Texas to the southern half of the Atlantic Coast.
Record high temperatures for the date were set Tuesday at Beckley, W.Va., 88, Columbia, S.C., 105, Greensboro, N.C., 99, Raleigh, N.C., 98, Roanoke, Va., 97, Tampa, Fla., 96. Tied for the record were Greenville, S.C. 98, Redding, Calif., 108, and Paducah, Ky., 101.
Temperatures in the West were again into the 90s as far north as Washington state. Northern and central Pacific Coast readings were in the 60s and 70s at midday, while southwestern deserts temperatures ranged from the 90s to above 100 degrees.
The nation’s low Wednesday morning was 39 at West Yellowstone, Mont.