Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, July 24, 2016
Stormy conditions affected the Midwest on Sunday, while a hot weather pattern persisted from the Southwest to the Mid-Atlantic.
A cold frontal boundary stretched southwestward from western Great Lakes to the central Rockies. This frontal boundary generated scattered showers and thunderstorms across the central Plains and the Mississippi Valley. A warm frontal boundary produced more moderate rain and embedded thunderstorms in the Midwest and the interior Mid-Atlantic. Flood advisories were issued in western Michigan and Ohio, while severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for western Pennsylvania. Muskegon, Mich., reported a midday total of 2.81 inches of rain. Akron, Ohio, reported a midday total 0.91 of an inch of rain. Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories were also issued from the central Plains to southern New England. Fort Eustis, Va., recorded a midday high of 91 degrees with a heat index of 106 degrees. St. Louis, Mo., recorded a midday high of 95 degrees with a heat index of 108 degrees.
Meanwhile, moisture-rich air and daytime heating initiated showers and thunderstorms across parts of the Deep South. Abbeville, La., reported a midday total of 0.94 of an inch of rain. Gulfport, Miss., reported a midday total of 0.60 of an inch of rain.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms popped up across the Four Corners as monsoonal moisture lingered over the region. Heat advisories remained in effect for portions of southern California, while excessive heat warnings stayed in effect for parts of northern Arizona. Las Vegas, Nev., recorded a midday high of 104 degrees. Blythe, Calif., recorded a midday high of 102 degrees.
Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Sunday have ranged from a morning low of 32 degrees at West Yellowstone, Mont. to a midday high of 105 degrees at Enid, Okla.