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Heavy rains persist for the Southeast on Sunday as a slow moving low pressure system lingers over the region.

The system will continue pulling moisture in from the Gulf of Mexico, while creating a cold front that stretches from eastern Georgia through Kentucky and into the Ohio River Valley.

As this system slowly advances eastward throughout the day, heavy rainfall will spread into the Carolinas and Virginias. While severe thunderstorms are not anticipated with this system, heavy rainfall will continue to create flooding across the region. Rainfall totals will range from 3 to 5 inches in many areas.

To the north, a frontal boundary that brought a few scattered showers to the Upper Midwest will dissipate, allowing for showers to come to an end for the region. Behind this system, a low pressure system off the coast of California will advance toward the state, bringing some moisture onshore with it.

This may kick up some scattered showers and thunderstorms Sunday evening into Monday. Due to extremely dry surface conditions across California, fire danger will remain high because these showers and thunderstorms are not expected to dampen the ground. In many areas dry thunderstorms will develop, creating favorable conditions for fire ignition and rapid fire spread.

Meanwhile, just to the east, a trough of low pressure over the Intermountain West and Northern Rockies will slide southward throughout the day, bringing some scattered showers into the Great Basin and Central Rockies. Snow showers are likely at only the highest elevations with this system.

SATURDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................103 Death Valley, Calif.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................103 Stuart, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................18 Hettinger, N.D.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-26 Barter Island, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................62 Ely, Nev.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................3.03 Gadsden, Ala.

ON THIS DATE

Five people were killed on this date in 1990 as three small fishing boats capsized in the Strait of Juan De Fuca. These people were caught off guard by conditions that quickly changed from calm to ten-foot seas in minutes due to the passage of a speedy Pacific cold front embedded with 60 mph winds.

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