The nation's weather

AP News
Posted: Apr 27, 2011 4:37 AM
The nation's weather

Severe weather will continue to present a problem for the nation Wednesday as a large spring storm system moves eastward.

The threat of severe weather will shift east with the storm. The western Appalachians will see the greatest threat for severe weather. Similar to the last few days, tornadoes, large hail and strong wind gusts are all anticipated. While the overall threat of severe weather will be somewhat less than Tuesday, more populated areas could be affected Wednesday.

East of the Appalachians, strong thunderstorms are also anticipated, although most of these storms will not contain damaging wind hail or tornadoes.

In the West, high pressure will continue building along the coast bringing windy conditions, but clear skies from southern California to southern Washington. Northern portions of the coastline will see some fog, drizzle and possibly rain as a weak Pacific storm rides up and over the western ridge.

In the Intramountain West, clear skies and warm temperatures are anticipated giving way to some clouds in the Rockies then showers and thunderstorms on the eastern slope of the mountains and in the high Plains.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Tuesday ranged from a morning low of 17 degrees at Wolf Creek Pass, Colo., to a high of 106 degrees at Laredo, Texas.