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Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, May 05, 2016

A pair of low pressure systems impacted the East Coast on Thursday, while a frontal system stretched from the northern Rockies to the Southwest.

An area of low pressure moved east southeastward across the Ohio Valley and the Mid-Atlantic. This system brought moderate to heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms to the region on Thursday. Flood warnings and flood advisories were issued for parts of the Mid-Atlantic. Greensboro, N.C., reported a midday total of 1.01 inches of rain. Martinsville, Va., reported a midday total of 1.00 inch of rain. A separate system over the western Atlantic ushered light to moderate showers across the northern Mid-Atlantic and the coast of New England. Martha, Mass., reported a midday total of 0.31 of an inch of rain.

Meanwhile, a stationary front extended southward from the upper Intermountain West to the Southwest. This system produced light to moderate rain and isolated thunderstorms across northern California, southern Oregon and western Nevada. Flash flood watches were issued in northern California and Oregon. Additionally, a Pacific system approached the coast of southern California. This system began to usher light showers over southwest California. Gusty winds also affected the region. El Centro, Calif., recorded wind gusts of 43 mph.

Temperatures soared 15 to 25 degrees above normal from the northern high Plains to the upper Mississippi Valley. Fargo, N.D., recorded a midday high of 85 degrees.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday have ranged from a morning low of 24 degrees at Land O, Wis. to a midday high of 95 degrees at Goodyear, Ariz.

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