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Updated: 12:10 AM GMT on April 02, 2015
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Weather Underground midday recap for Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The central Plains was placed under a slight chance of severe thunderstorms on Wednesday. A low pressure system strengthened as it moved eastward off the Rockies and into the northern Plains on Wednesday. Flow around this system pulled moisture and energy northward from the Gulf of Mexico, while also creating a warm front that moved through the upper Midwest and towards the Great Lakes. This system allowed for scattered rain showers to develop across the region, while also bringing warmer temperatures to these areas. High temperatures on Wednesday ranged from 10 to 20 degrees above seasonable for the Plains and upper Midwest. These warm and breezy conditions created dangerous fire weather for the northern and central Plains as well as the upper Midwest. Thus, red flag warnings have been issued for these areas. Just to to the south of this warm front, scattered showers and thunderstorms were anticipated across the Plains. While severe storms have not yet developed, the main threats were large hail and damaging winds.

Meanwhile out West, another trough of low pressure slid into the Pacific Northwest from the Pacific Ocean and brought scattered showers to Oregon and Washington. A few showers also persisted for the Intermountain West and northern Rockies as another wave of low pressure moved through the region. Significant rainfall was not reported in these areas.

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