Severe weather threat present for some portions of US
A slow-moving cold front that's drifting across the center of the nation will spread rain in the excellent Lakes into the Ohio Valley within the next few days.
Further south, moisture in the Gulf of Mexico raises the possibility for severe weather conditions across the posterior border.
On Fridayan improved chance of severe weather which comprises tornado, wind and hail dangers -- continues to be issued by the Storm Prediction Center to the Southern Plains to the Lower Mississippi Valley.
Red flag warnings for improved fire dangers are issued at the Four Corners area and to the Central High Plains.
In the end, beyond the Pacific Northwest, above-average temperatures persist for the majority of the lower 48 states.
The Great Lakes area will be 15 to 25 degrees above average as a few daily record drops might be put. Buffalo, N.Y., could get to the low 80s.