The nation's weather

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Posted: May 27, 2012 5:40 AM
The nation's weather

Subtropical Storm Beryl continues to trek toward the Southeast coast, threatening dangerous surf and drenching rain from northeast Florida to parts of the Carolinas. Beryl is expected to make landfall with tropical storm strength winds as early as Sunday night. This storm will not be a signficant wind threat, and the rain associated with it will help a region that has suffered through an exceptional drought.

Elsewhere, an intense heat wave will continue for the Plains and Southeast while also spreading northward into the Ohio Valley and upper Midwest. Maximum temperature records are likely to be broken for many areas as temperatures soar into the 90s and 100s.

In the West, a strong storm will move through the northern Rockies and into the Dakotas. This storm will bring widespread rain and even some snow from Idaho through Minnesota. The associated cold front will move through the Plains, possibly triggering some strong thunderstorms that could become severe.

Temperatures in the Northeast will rise into the 70s and 80s, while the Southeast and Southern Plains will see temperatures in the 90s and 100s. The Northwest readings will rise into the 70s. Temperatures in the lower 48 states ranged Saturday from a morning low of 28 degrees at Big Bear City, Calif., to a high of 100 degrees at Hill City, Kan.



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