The nation's weather

AP News
Posted: Apr 17, 2011 5:45 AM
The nation's weather

The storm that brought severe weather to the eastern half of the country earlier this week will move off the Eastern seaboard Sunday, but not before providing a last shot of precipitation to many areas. The hardest-hit area on Sunday will be New England as early morning rain will give way to showers in the afternoon. This area can expect thunderstorms, but nothing as severe as what has occurred the past few days.

Windy conditions will continue as the storm leaves, especially from the upper Midwest through the Northeast.

Meanwhile, a high pressure system will build over the Southeast, allowing the region to dry out from an active week. The entire southern half of the country is expected to remain dry to end the weekend.

A weak storm in the Northwest may provide scattered rain from Oregon through the Dakotas.

Temperatures in the Northeast will rise into the 40s and 50s, while the Southeast will see readings in the 70s and 80s. The Northern Plains will rise into the 30s and 40s, while the Southwest will see temperatures in the 80s and 90s. Temperatures in the lower 48 states Saturday ranged from a morning low of 8 degrees at Clayton Lake, Maine, to a high of 90 degrees at Palm Springs, Calif.



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