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Rain Falls From St. Louis to Boston

March 27, 2004

A low pressure system brought rain showers from St. Louis to Boston on Friday, with thunderstorms over Missouri and Illinois. Light rain fell in the Florida Peninsula.

It was mostly sunny and dry in the Southeast, while scattered rain and snow showers were reported in the Northwest. Skies were clear in the Southwest and Southern Rockies.

In the Northeast and Florida, rain showers were light, with little wind reported. But in the Midwest, a low pressure trough brought thunderstorms and flash flood warnings to parts of Missouri and Illinois. More than 3 inches fell in Columbia, Mo., and more than 2 inches was reported in Danville, Ill.

Parts of Minnesota were caught in early morning fog, with visibility down to one-eighth of a mile in Detroit Lakes. By late morning, however, skies were clear.

Rain fell in the Pacific Northwest, with snow showers in higher elevations. Showers were also reported in Utah.

Temperatures Friday in the Lower 48 ranged from a low of 16 degrees in Warroad, Minn., to an afternoon high temperature of 86 degrees in Del Rio, Texas.

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On the Net:

National Weather Service: http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov

Intellicast: http://www.intellicast.com

AccuWeather: http://www.accuweather.com

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