The nation's weather

AP News
Posted: Jun 07, 2012 5:49 AM

Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, June 07, 2012.

Wet and stormy weather continues in parts of the East on Thursday as several systems effect the region. In the South, a lingering frontal boundary will remain stretched across Texas and the Southeast. This boundary combined with abundant moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will translate into another batch of rain and afternoon thunderstorm activity through the day. Meanwhile, to the north, a trough of low pressure in the jet stream will continue to dip across much of the East, supporting pockets of showers and a few thunderstorms primarily in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and parts of the Upper Great Lakes.

Behind this activity, the frontal system moving into the Upper Midwest will fuel chances of showers and thunderstorms from the Northern Plains and the Upper Mississippi Valley through the Central High Plains. Areas of the North-Central High Plains are at slight risk of severe thunderstorm development during the afternoon and evening. While the main concerns with these storms are large hail and damaging wind gusts, a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

In the West, a cold front reaches northwestern California and the Pacific Northwest with rain showers. Cool, showery weather is expected to continue into Friday. Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Wednesday have ranged from a morning low of 23 degrees at Eureka Airport, Nev. to a high of 99 degrees at Tucson, Ariz.