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Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, August 28, 2014
An area of low pressure moved across the central Plains on Thursday, while a separate low pressure system lingered over southeast Canada.
A low pressure system shifted east northeastward over the central Plains on Thursday. This system interacted with warm, muggy air from the Gulf of Mexico to trigger thunderstorms over the nations midsection. Numerous areas of thunderstorms developed over the central Rockies, the central high Plains, the northern Plains and the upper Mississippi Valley. Flood warnings were issued in northwest Missouri, southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa due to heavy rain over the region. Lincoln, Neb., reported a midday total of 2.66 inches of rain. Fremont, Neb., reported a midday total of 2.60 inches of rain. Just to the south, beach hazard statements were issued along the southern coast of Texas due to a tropical disturbance over the northwestern corner of the Gulf of Mexico. This system ushered rain and thunderstorms over southeast Texas and southern Louisiana. De Quincy Industrial Air Park, Louisiana, reported a midday total of 1.22 inches of rain. Galveston, Texas, reported a midday total of 0.99 inches of rain.
An area of low pressure over southeast Canada continued to push showers across northern New England. The remainder of the Eastern Seaboard stayed mostly clear of precipitation. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure over the eastern Pacific also kept conditions clear across the West Coast on Thursday.