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Updated: 1:00 AM GMT on July 23, 2014
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Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, July 25, 2014

A cold front extended from the central Plains to the upper Midwest on Friday, while monsoonal thunderstorms affected the Southwest.

A cold front stretched across the central and northern Plains, as well as the upper Midwest on Friday. A low pressure system along the eastern side of the frontal boundary interacted with warm, humid air from the Gulf of Mexico to initiate strong to severe thunderstorms over the middle Mississippi Valley. Flash flood warnings were issued in northeast Missouri due to heavy rain across the region. Fairfield, Iowa, reported a midday total of 3.16 inches of rain, while Ottumwa, Iowa, reported a midday total of 1.86 inches of rain.

A separate cold front extended across the lower Mississippi Valley, the Deep South and the Southeast. As this system collided with warm, muggy air along the Gulf Coast, strong thunderstorms and heavy rain developed over the eastern Gulf Coast and the Southeast. Homestead Air Force Base, Fla., reported a midday total of 2.68 inches of rain, while Surfside Beach, S.C., reported 1.75 inch sized hail. High pressure over the Ohio Valley kept conditions clear across the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast.

Out west, monsoonal thunderstorms developed over the Four Corners and the Desert Southwest. High pressure over the eastern Pacific brought dry conditions to the Great Basin and the Pacific Northwest on Friday.


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