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Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, July 22, 2014
An area of low pressure lingered over the southern Mid-Atlantic on Tuesday, while a separate low pressure system moved across the Pacific Northwest.
A low pressure system inched across the southern Mid-Atlantic on Tuesday. This system brought showers and thunderstorms to the eastern Gulf Coast, the Southeast and the southern Mid-Atlantic. Fort Myers, Fla., reported a midday total of 0.36 inches of rain. High pressure kept conditions clear across the northern Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast.
Meanwhile, a cold front extended across the central Plains and the upper Midwest. Low pressure along the northeastern side of the frontal boundary pushed rain and thunderstorms across the Great Lakes and Michigan. To the south of the cold front, warm, humid conditions affected the southern and central Plains, as well as the lower and middle Mississippi Valley. Heat advisories were issued in northeast Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, southeast Nebraska, Northwest Missouri, Iowa, western Illinois and southwest Wisconsin. Beloit, Kan., recorded a midday high of 103 degrees, while Amsterdam, Mo., also recorded a midday high of 103 degrees. Just to the west, monsoonal moisture surged across the southern Rockies. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developed over parts of New Mexico and Arizona.
Along the West Coast, a low pressure system moved across the Pacific Northwest. Rain and thunderstorms accompanied this system and drifted across parts of northern California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. High pressure over the eastern Pacific kept conditions mostly clear across the Southwest on Tuesday. .