The nation’s weather
Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, June 30, 2016
A cold frontal boundary shifted over the northern tier of the country on Thursday, while a separate frontal boundary stalled out over the Southeast.
An area of low pressure shifted over the upper Great Lakes and southeast Canada. A cold frontal boundary associated with this system extended west southwestward over the upper Midwest and the northern Plains. Rain and thunderstorms fired up along and ahead of this frontal boundary over a handful of states. Carroll, Iowa., reported a midday total of 2.73 inches of rain. Waseca, Minn., reported a midday total of 1.17 inches of rain. Isolated thunderstorms also popped up across parts of the central Plains and the middle Mississippi Valley. Flash flood watches were issued in northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri.
Meanwhile, a stationary front lingered over the Southeast and the Deep South. Rain and thunderstorms battered portions of the Gulf Coast and the Southeast. Hurlburt Field, Fla., reported a midday total of 1.14 inches of rain. A ridge of high pressure kept most of the Mid-Atlantic and New England clear of wet weather.
Monsoonal thunderstorms persisted across the Intermountain West, the Great Basin and the Desert Southwest. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued in south central Idaho on Thursday. Temperatures rose 5 to 15 degrees above normal across a handful of states along the West Coast and the upper Intermountain West. Boise, Idaho, recorded a midday high of 94 degrees.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday have ranged from a morning low of 33 degrees at Truckee-Tahoe, Calif. to a midday high of 104 degrees at Daggett-Barstow, Calif.