Storms Linger in East, Southwest and Plains
Undated (AP) _ Rain lingered over the flood-ravaged Southwest today, while storms developed over the East Coast and the Plains.
Today’s forecast called for thunderstorms over parts of California, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa, and from New England to the Middle Atlantic Coast.
On Sunday, heavy rain brought flooding to parts of West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas.
In south-central Texas, more than 12 inches of rain fell near Eldorado, and the rain-gorged San Saba River rose about 15 feet, flooding several dwellings and forcing campers to higher ground. A tornado touched down outside Kerrville, damaging about 20 homes and injuring one person, police said.
Tornadoes also touched down near Elmwood, Okla., and close to the Texas towns of Roosevelt, Panhandle, Charlotte and Conway.
Sandbags were needed to shore up the rain-swollen Rio Grande near Albuquerque, N.M.
Large hail fell near Garden City, Kan., and storm winds gusted to 70 mph at Lake Powell, Utah.
Unseasonably cool weather was scattered from Florida to Nebraska.
The high temperature for the nation was 110 degrees at Taft, Calif.
Other reports at 3 a.m. EDT:
-East: Albany, N.Y. 74 foggy; Atlanta 71 fair; Boston 76 cloudy; Buffalo 67 fair; Charleston, S.C. 78 fair; Chattanooga 62 fair; Cincinnati 64 partly cloudy; Cleveland 62 fair; Detroit 60 fair; Hatteras 79 fair; Jacksonville 75 cloudy; Key West 83 fair; Knoxville 64 fair; Macon 71 fair; Miami 80 partly cloudy; New York 71 foggy; Philadelphia 75 cloudy; Pittsburgh 61 foggy; Portland, Maine 67 fair; Richmond 74 fair; Tampa 73 partly cloudy; Washington, D.C. 71 partly cloudy.
-Central: Birmingham 63 fair; Bismarck 54 partly cloudy; Chicago 63 fair; Denver 64 partly cloudy; Des Moines 68 fair; Fort Worth 68 partly cloudy; Indianapolis 63 fair; Kansas City 75 windy; Little Rock 65 fair; Louisville 66 fair; Memphis 70 partly cloudy; Nashville 62 fair; New Orleans 71 partly cloudy; North Platte 58 fair; Oklahoma City 69 fair; Omaha 63 fair; Rapid City 60 fair; St. Louis 71 fair; Minneapolis-St. Paul 68 cloudy; Sault Ste. Marie 60 cloudy; San Antonio 66 showers.
-West: Albuquerque 68 cloudy; Anchorage 59 fair; Boise 69 fair; Casper 61 partly cloudy; Fairbanks 68 fair; Great Falls 67 fair; Las Vegas 73 thunderstorm; Los Angeles 68 partly cloudy; Medford 73 fair; Pendleton 80 fair; Phoenix 85 fair; Portland, Ore. 66 fair; Reno 73 partly cloudy; Salt Lake City 75 fair; San Diego 69 cloudy; San Francisco 62 partly cloudy; Seattle 68 fair; Spokane 75 fair.
-International: San Juan 78 partly cloudy.