Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, July 03, 2015

A stationary front stretched from the Mid-Atlantic to the southern Plains on Friday, while a ridge of high pressure lingered over the western states.

A stationary front extended westward over the southern Mid-Atlantic, the Tennessee Valley, the middle Mississippi Valley and the southern Plains. Multiple waves of low pressure developed along this frontal boundary, which resulted in showers and thunderstorms over a handful of states. The most organized storms focused over the Deep South on Friday. Flash flood warnings were issued in southern Missouri, northeast Arkansas, northern Mississippi, southern Illinois and northern Kentucky. In addition, severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in eastern South Carolina. Tupelo, Miss., reported a midday total of 4.96 inches of rain. Memphis, Tenn., reported a midday total of 3.26 inches of rain. High pressure kept conditions quiet from the northern Plains to New England. Saranac Lake, N.Y., recorded a morning low of 35 degrees, while Grayling, Mich., recorded a morning low of 39 degrees.

Meanwhile, monsoonal moisture aided in the development of showers and isolated thunderstorms across the Intermountain West, the Great Basin and parts of the West Coast. Flash flood watches were issued in northeast Nevada on Friday. High pressure kept temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above normal over the Northwest. Heat advisories were issued in northern California, Oregon, Washington and northwest Idaho. Mountain Home, Idaho, recorded a midday high of 97 degrees. Ontario, Ore., also recorded a midday high of 97 degrees.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Friday have ranged from a morning low of 35 degrees at Saranac Lake, N.Y. to a midday high of 104 degrees at Bullhead City, Ariz.