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Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, August 27, 2015

A low pressure system shifted over the central Plains on Thursday, while a stationary front lingered over the East Coast.

An area of low pressure pushed east northeastward over the central Plains. This system tapped into moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, which fueled rain and thunderstorms across the Plains and into the upper Midwest. Flash flood warnings were issued in southeast Kansas on Thursday. Chanute, Kan., reported a midday total of 2.24 inches of rain. Lee, Mo., reported a midday total of 1.26 inches of rain. Just to the west, isolated thunderstorms fired up over the Intermountain West and the Desert Southwest due to monsoonal moisture over the region. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued in east central Arizona, while a flash flood warning was issued in west central Arizona. High pressure kept conditions quiet across the West Coast on Thursday.

Meanwhile, a stationary front extended south southwestward over the western Atlantic and the Southeast. Scattered showers lingered over New England, while rain and thunderstorms affected the southern Mid-Atlantic and the Southeast. New Bern, N.C., reported a midday total of 2.10 inches of rain. Savannah, Ga., reported a midday total of 1.96 inches of rain. High pressure ushered cool, fall like air over the Great Lakes and into the Northeast. Land O, Wis., recorded a morning low of 32 degrees. Manistique, Mich., recorded a morning low of 38 degrees.

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