Undated (AP) _ A storm over the Plains today spread rain from the Midwest to the Southwest while most of the East had fair weather.

Rain fell from Wisconsin across southern Minnesota into South Dakota while rain and thundershowers were scattered from eastern Nebraska and western Iowa across central Kansas into west Texas and southeastern New Mexico.

Light rain was widely scattered over western Montana and northern Idaho.

Clear skies prevailed across the eastern quarter of the nation although showers ranged along the southeastern coast of Florida.

Today's forecast called for rain from Nebraska and the eastern Dakotas across the upper Mississippi Valley into northern Michigan; showers and thundershowers scattered over northwest Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas; rain scattered over Montana with snow at higher elevations of the northern Rockies; and sunny skies across the lower Mississippi Valley and the eastern quarter of the nation.

Highs should be in the 40s to 50s from Washington state across the northern Rockies and northern Plains into upper Michigan and in sections of Maine and New Hampshire; 80s in southern and eastern Texas, south Florida and interior California; 90s in parts of the desert Southwest; and 60s to 70s across most of the rest of the nation.

Temperatures around the nation at 3 a.m. EDT ranged from 25 degrees at Warroad, N.M., to 76 at Yuma Ariz., and Corpus Christi, Texas.

Other reports:

-East: Atlanta 50 fair; Boston 46 fair; Buffalo 44 fair; Charleston, S.C., 52 fair; Cincinnati 41 fair; Cleveland 44 cloudy; Detroit 48 partly cloudy; Miami 71 showery; New York 43 fair; Philadelphia 39 fair; Pittsburgh 38 fair; Portland 37 fair; Washington 42 fair.

-Central: Bismarck 36 partly cloudy; Chicago 55 partly cloudy; Dallas-Fort Worth 63 fair; Denver 40 cloudy; Des Moines 53 fair; Indianapolis 43 fair; Kansas City 60 fair; Minneapolis-St. Paul 47 showery; Nashville 43 fair; New Orleans 51 fair; St. Louis 57 fair.

-West: Albuquerque 57 partly cloudy; Anchorage 41 rain; Las Vegas 63 fair; Los Angeles 64 cloudy; Phoenix 74 fair; Salt Lake City 47 fair; San Diego 67 cloudy; San Francisco 53 foggy; Seattle 47 partly cloudy.

-Canada: Montreal 46 fair; Toronto 45 fair.