Undated (AP) _ Heavy rain and snow continued to drench the Northwest early today while scattered rain and thunderstorms were reported in the East and the South.

In Oregon, several days of heavy rain caused landslides and flooding. A section of Wilson River Highway about 30 miles east of Tillamook was buried under mud and debris after a slide Thursday.

Forecasters said the storm front had begun to move to the south and east Thursday night, meaning a gradual decrease in rainfall in the northern Oregon coastal area.

Rain was reported early today in Portland, Ore., and in parts of Washington state, Idaho and Montana. Snow was possible in central Washington during the day.

It also rained this morning in parts of Ohio, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Texas.

Severe thunderstorms were expected to develop later in the afternoon in Texas.

Skies were mostly clear elsewhere in the nation.

The high for the nation on Thursday was 97 degrees in Palm Springs, Calif.

High temperatures forecast today included the 60s and 70s in the Northeast and the Northwest; the 70s in the Northern Plains, the Great Lakes region, the Middle Atlantic states and California; and the 80s and 90s in the Central Plains and the South.

Other reports at 7 a.m.

-East: Albany, N.Y., 48; Atlanta 58; Boston 47; Buffalo 54; Caribou 42; Charleston, S.C. 56; Chattanooga 59 thunderstorms; Cincinnati 56 showers; Cleveland 54 rain; Detroit 54; Jacksonville 62 foggy; Key West 77; Knoxville 56 rain; Macon 60 rain; Miami 74; New York 44; Philadelphia 46; Pittsburgh 54 showers; Portland, Maine 44; Richmond 51; Tampa 67 foggy; Washington, D.C. 56.

-Central: Birmingham 64; Bismarck 41; Chicago 46 foggy; Denver 47; Des Moines 52; Fort Worth 58; Indianapolis 54 foggy; Kansas City 53; Little Rock 54; Louisville 59 foggy; Memphis 58; Nashville 56 foggy; New Orleans 65; North Platte 48; Oklahoma City 54; Omaha 52; Rapid City 52; St. Louis 56; Minneapolis/St. Paul 50; Sault Ste. Marie 38 drizzle; San Antonio 60 thunderstorm.

-West: Albuquerque 46; Anchorage 28; Boise 54; Casper 49; Fairbanks 18; Great Falls 55; Honolulu 73; Las Vegas 60; Los Angeles 60; Medford 53; Pendleton 51; Phoenix 66; Portland, Ore. 53 rain; Reno 40; Salt Lake City 53; San Diego 59; San Francisco 52; Seattle 48 rain; Spokane 47 rain.

-International: Calgary 27; Montreal 41; Ottawa 41 showers; Regina 39; Toronto 41 drizzle; Winnipeg 48; Mexico City 55; Merida 77; San Juan 73; St. Thomas 76.