The nation's weather

AP News
Posted: Apr 17, 2012 4:53 AM
The nation's weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, April 17, 2012. The main weather producer on Tuesday will continue to be a slow-moving front that will move slowly through Texas and the Southeast. With ample moisture still available, widespread showers and thunderstorms from southern Texas through the Southeast are likely. Some of these thunderstorms may be severe in nature, producing large hail and the possibility of weak tornadoes. Residents in the Southeast should monitor local weather conditions and prepared to take precautions should severe weather develop.

In the Northeast, temperatures will not be quite as warm as on Monday when many cities reported temperatures in the 80s and low 90s. Instead, maximum temperatures in the 70s and some 80s are anticipated Tuesday. Warmer temperatures in the 80s and low 90s are possible in the Southeast, with the warmest conditions from North Carolina through Georgia.

In the West, a storm will move through the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. This storm will create light to moderate precipitation from Washington through Montana. Some precipitation will also push into the Dakotas in the evening.

Dry conditions are expected for the Southwest as a high pressure system will prevent any storm from moving into the region. A warming trend is expected for the area through the week, but the warmest areas of Arizona will see temperatures in the 80s and 90s Tuesday.

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The Northwest will rise into the 50s and 60s, while the Southern Plains will see temperatures in the 70s and 80s. Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of 14 degrees at Monarch Pass, Colo. to a high of 93 degrees at Westfield, Mass.