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Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, June 18, 2016

A wave of low pressure transitioned across the Intermountain West on Saturday, while a cold front extended over the Deep South.

An area of low pressure moved eastward over the Pacific Northwest and the upper Intermountain West. This system ushered light to moderate showers over portions of northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and western Montana. Stampede Pass, Wash., reported a midday total of 0.51 of an inch of rain. Redding, Calif., reported a midday total of 0.48 of an inch of rain. A ridge of high pressure brought very warm and dry weather to the Desert Southwest and the Plains. Pecos, Texas, recorded a midday high of 102 degrees. Palm Springs, Calif., also recorded a midday high of 102 degrees.

Meanwhile, a warm front initiated showers and thunderstorms across the central Plains, the northern Plains and the upper Midwest. Fremont, Neb., reported a midday total of 4.96 inches of rain. Medicine Lodge, Kan., reported a midday total of 1.42 inches of rain.

A stalled out frontal boundary continued to generate rain and thunderstorms across the Deep South and the Southeast. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued over a large span of Louisiana. Venice, La., recorded wind gusts of 45 mph. Galliano, La., reported a midday total of 1.03 inches of rain. Warm and dry weather prevailed across the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast on Saturday. Boston, Mass., recorded a midday high of 72 degrees.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Saturday have ranged from a morning low of 34 degrees at Leadville, Colo. to a midday high of 102 degrees at Pecos, Texas

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