The nation's weather

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Posted: May 29, 2012 4:44 AM
The nation's weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Active weather will continue in the eastern third of the country on Tuesday where Tropical Depression Beryl will be accompanied by a cold front moving through the area.

Beryl will provide areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms mainly for northern Florida, Georiga, and South Carolina. This region of the country has suffered through an exceptional drought over the past few months, so any potentially soaking rain Beryl can provide will be mostly welcomed news. Nonetheless, local flooding is possible in areas of heavy rain. The official track takes Beryl along the eastern seaboard through Wednesday morning before moving out into the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday.

A cold front will accompany Beryl east of the Mississippi Valley, providing widespread rain along with thunderstorms for the Southeast, Ohio Valley, and parts of the Northeast in the evening. This front could produce some severe thunderstorms in the Southern Plains and Northeast. These thunderstorms are capable of producing heavy rain, strong winds, large hail, and even some tornadoes. So residents should monitor local weather conditions and be prepared to protect life and property should a severe thunderstorm form in their neighborhood.

Cool rain showers will continue in the Northern Rockies and eastern Montana where cooler air will keep temperatures mild.

Unseasonbly cold air will also spill into the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest, providing cool overnight temperatures from the Dakotas through northern Wisconsin.

The Southeast and Southern Plains will rise into the 90s and some 100s, while the Northeast will see temperatures in the 80s and 90s. The Northern Plains will rise into the 50s and 60s, while the Southwest will see temperatures in the 90s and some 100s. Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of 21 degrees at Bryce Canyon, Utah to a high of 97 degrees at Vernon, Texas