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Weather featuring big contrasts

06/20/2011 @ 8:40am

A large contrast in weather conditions continued in the U.S. this weekend. Hot temps and mainly dry weather were the rule from the Southern Plains through all of TX into the central and Southern Delta. Highs were in the 95 to 110 degree range in most areas, with some 110+ degree readings in southwestern OK, the the north-central and far southeastern Panhandle areas of TX. Farther north heavy rains fell from parts of the Central and Northern Plains and MIdwest.

A slow moving system will bring more rain to the Northern Plains and western Midwest into mid-week, and to the eastern Midwest into late week. Greatest potential for heavy rain after today will be in the Plains between far northern NE and southern ND, then eastward into the northern Midwest.

This system will bring a few cooler days to the Southern Plains this week, but best rain chances will be farther east. It does look like the area from eastern OK and about the eastern 1/3 of TX eastward into the Delta will have better rain chances about Tue. into Thur., along with a few days of cooler weather.

The Southeast will also see increasing rain chances again and some cooling for the second half of the week. Longer term it looks like hotter temps will return to the Southern Plains, all of TX, and the central and southern Delta late this week into early next week, with highs topping 100 once again in many areas. During this time rainfall will be more spotty once again. North and northeast of these areas temps will continue to be more moderate and periodic chances for showers and t-storms will continue.

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