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Weather Underground midday recap for Wednesday, May 27, 2015

An area of low pressure moved across the Great Lakes on Wednesday, while active weather persisted from the southern Plains to the Deep South.

An onshore flow from the Gulf of Mexico pushed warm, muggy air across the Plains, the Mississippi Valley and the Deep South. Rain and thunderstorms fired up over the Tennessee Valley and the Deep South. Flash flood warnings were issued in eastern Arkansas and northern Mississippi on Wednesday. Lake Charles Regional, La., reported a midday total of 1.78 inches of rain. Jonesboro, Ark., reported a midday total of 0.97 inches of rain. Flood warnings were also issued in Oklahoma and eastern Texas due to saturated soils across the region. Killeen, Texas, reported a midday total of 2.12 inches of rain. Brownwood, Texas, reported a midday total of 1.77 inches of rain.

Meanwhile, a cold frontal boundary extended southwestward over the central Great Lakes and the middle Mississippi Valley. Strong to severe thunderstorms developed ahead of this frontal boundary over the upper Midwest. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in southeast Michigan, northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Just to the east, a line of strong thunderstorms stretched from northern New England to the northern Mid-Atlantic.

Out west, scattered showers and stray thunderstorms formed over the Great Basin, the Intermountain West and the northern Plains. Flood advisories were issued in northern Idaho and western Montana. High pressure over the eastern Pacific kept conditions calm across the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest. Temperatures ranged between the 80s and 90s over the Desert Southwest. Bullhead City, Ariz., recorded a midday high of 91 degrees.


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