Undated (AP) _ A band of thunderstorms dumped rain from Washington, D.C., to central Texas early today as a cold front that ended a Northeastern heat wave stalled north of hot, humid conditions in the Southeast. Skies were mostly clear elsewhere.

Rain fell early today in parts of Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Arkansas, as well as in Idaho and Washington.

Showers and thunderstorms were expected throughout the day in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, North Carolina, Kansas, New Mexico, California, Wisconsin, Michigan and Oregon.

Highs for today were forecast in the 60s and 70s in the extreme Northwest, along California's coast, the Great Lakes region, the central Plains and the northern half of the Midwest; the 80s in the most of the Northwest, the northern Plains, the Rockies, the Northeast and the southern half of the Midwest; the 90s in the South and central California; and above 100 in southwest Arizona.

The high for the nation was 110 degrees at Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Borrego Springs, Calif.

Other reports at 4 a.m. EDT:

-East: Albany, N.Y., 62 cloudy; Atlanta 70 foggy; Boston 69 fair; Buffalo 64; Charleston, S.C., 74 fair; Chattanooga 71 foggy; Cincinnati 71 cloudy; Cleveland 63 fair; Detroit 58; Hatteras 81 hazy; Jacksonville 78 foggy; Key West 84 partly cloudy; Knoxville 69 foggy; Macon 74 cloudy; Miami 77 showers; New York 77 cloudy; Philadelphia 76 partly cloudy; Pittsburgh 69 cloudy; Portland, Maine, 61 partly cloudy; Richmond 76 hazy; Tampa 76 fair; Washington, D.C., 79 thunderstorm.

-Central: Birmingham 72 foggy; Bismarck 46; Chicago 65; Denver 55 fair; Des Moines 59; Fort Worth 75; Indianapolis 67 cloudy; Kansas City 63 fair; Little Rock 72 showers; Louisville 73 cloudy; Memphis 72 foggy; Nashville 71 foggy; New Orleans 76 cloudy; North Platte 60 fair; Oklahoma City 68 cloudy; Omaha 61 partly cloudy; Rapid City 59; St. Louis 65 partly cloudy; Minneapolis-St. Paul 55; San Antonio 77 cloudy.

-West: Albuquerque 60 fair; Anchorage 54 fair; Boise 68 thunderstorm; Casper 53 fair; Fairbanks 53 rain; Great Falls 60 fair; Honolulu 75 partly cloudy; Las Vegas 83; Los Angeles 66 cloudy; Medford 61; Pendleton 64 partly cloudy; Phoenix 90 fair; Portland, Ore., 63 cloudy; Reno 64; Salt Lake City 73 fair; San Diego 64 cloudy; San Francisco 57 partly cloudy; Seattle 59 foggy; Spokane 65 showers.

-International: Calgary 59 fair; Montreal 61 fair; Ottawa 61 fair; Regina 55; Toronto 61 fair; Winnipeg 50; Mexico City 57; Merida 77; San Juan 79.