Strong thunderstorms will move eastward Wednesday as low pressure trekking through the middle of the country pushes towards the Atlantic Ocean.
The severe weather associated with this storm will be less intense than what blew through the region Tuesday, but a few isolated areas of large hail, high winds or even tornadoes are possible, especially along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana westward. Heavy rain is also anticipated throughout the Southeast and into the Appalachians and Great Lakes. The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast will likely be spared much precipitation prior to nightfall, although clouds will begin to roll in late in the day.
As the storm moves to the east, temperatures on its backside will drop substantially.
Clear skies will accompany the cool temperatures behind the storm, with dry weather likely through to the southern California coast.
The Northwest will see cloud cover and rain as a Pacific storm pushes ashore in southern Canada. This storm will send heavy precipitation to the Washington coast, with relatively warm temperatures keeping snow levels high.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Tuesday ranged from a morning low of -15 degrees at Baudette, Minn., to a high of 93 degrees at Laredo, Texas.
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