Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, July 29, 2013.
Cool weather conditions with areas of wet weather continued for parts of the Eastern U.S. on Monday as an upper trough of low pressure remained dominant across the region. This prevailing maintained cooler than normal temperatures for this time of year in parts of the Midwest into the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic States. In addition to cooler weather, a cold front extending through the Eastern Seaboard kicked up morning showers along the East Coast and into the Southeast as the northern portion of the front moved offshore. Showers, along with chances of thunderstorms continued from the Carolinas through areas of the Southeast through the afternoon as the southern portion of this front remained stretched across the region with sufficient moisture.
Meanwhile, behind this activity, heavy rain and thunderstorms picked up from areas of Nebraska through Oklahoma and into the Mid-Mississippi Valley as a nearly stationary front reached across the region with ample energy and moisture. The Storm Prediction Center issued a slight risk for severe thunderstorm development in the South-Central Plains through the evening with chances of damaging wind gusts and severe hail. To the north, a cold front ejecting form the Northern Rockies kicked up showers and thunderstorms in North Dakota.
Finally, out West, monsoonal moisture will maintained chances of showers and thunderstorms across the Four Corners, including the Southern and Central Rockies.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Monday have ranged from a morning low of 30 degrees at Stanley, Idaho to a midday high of 102 degrees at Blythe, Calif.