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Weather Underground Forecast for Saturday, August 01, 2015
Stormy weather will persist across the Southeast on Saturday, while a wave of low pressure shifts over the northern tier of the country.
A trough of low pressure will linger over the southeastern corner of the country. Warm, humid conditions will persist across the region, while rain and thunderstorms will affect areas from the central Gulf Coast to the southern Mid-Atlantic. Southern Georgia and north central Florida are forecast to receive up to 1 to 2 inches of rain. Heavy rain could lead to flash flooding across northwest Florida on Saturday. Just to the north, scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible across the northern Mid-Atlantic and New England.
Meanwhile, a wave of low pressure will slide across the northern Plains and the upper Midwest. Severe thunderstorms will be possible during the late afternoon and evening across northwest Illinois, southwest Wisconsin, northern Missouri, Iowa, southern Minnesota, southeast South Dakota and northeast Nebraska. These thunderstorms will be capable of producing large hail, dangerous straight line winds and isolated tornadoes. There will also be threats of flash flooding in eastern Nebraska.
Additionally, monsoonal moisture will aid in the development of showers and thunderstorms from the southern high Plains to the Great Basin. Flash flooding will be possible in northern Texas and western Oklahoma.
A ridge of high pressure will continue to bring warm, dry conditions to the Pacific Northwest on Saturday.