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Updated: 4:00 PM GMT on October 02, 2014
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Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, October 02, 2014

A strong cold front will move across the central U.S. on Thursday, while an area of low pressure will linger over the coast of New England.

An extensive cold frontal boundary will stretch across the southern Plains, the central Plains and the upper Midwest on Thursday. As this cold front interacts with an abundance of moisture over the central U.S., widespread rain and thunderstorms will develop across a handful of states. Severe thunderstorms will be possible over central and eastern Texas, eastern Oklahoma, northwest Louisiana, northwest Mississippi, Arkansas, western Tennessee, eastern Kansas, Missouri, western Kentucky, western Indiana, Illinois and southeast Iowa. These thunderstorms will be capable of producing large hail, dangerous straight line winds and isolated tornadoes. Heavy rain associated with these thunderstorms will bring a threat of flash flooding to portions of Missouri. In addition, scattered showers will linger over the Rockies. Snow showers will be possible above 8,000 feet across the Intermountain West.

Meanwhile, an area of low pressure will continue to inch slowly eastward over the western Atlantic. This system will bring wet weather to coastal New England on Thursday, while conditions are expected to clear up over the Mid-Atlantic. Just to the south, sea breeze induced thunderstorms will pop up over Florida.

Out west, a ridge of high pressure will build over the eastern Pacific, bringing warm, dry conditions to the West Coast.

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