The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, May 09, 2013. The middle of the country will remain active Thursday as another storm system moves out of the Rockies and through the Plains. This storm will not be as strong as the storm from last week, but it will renew the wet period for areas that are already experiencing an extended Winter. Luckily, most of the precipitation that will fall from this storm from Oklahoma through the Upper Midwest will fall in the form of rain, instead of snow. The one exception to this could be in the higher elevation of the Colorado Rockies, where Winter Storm Warnings warn of up to a foot of new snow.

As the day progresses into the afternoon and evening, scattered showers and thunderstorms could begin to develop in the Lower Mississippi Valley. The rest of the Southeast will likely escape the precipitation from this storm until Friday.

Meanwhile, isolated showers will be possible in the West, especially in topographically favorable areas of the Sierra Nevadas. Much of the area will remain dry, however, with a warming trend expected into Mother¼’s Day weekend.

The Northeast will remain mostly dry and mild as the aforementioned storm will be to the west.

The Northeast will rise into the 70s, while the Southeast will see temperatures in the 70s and 80s. The Southwest will rise into the 70s and 80s, while the Northwest will see similar temperatures.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Wednesday have ranged from a morning low of 19 degrees at Wolf Creek Pass, Colo. to a high of 97 degrees at Entiat, Wash.

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