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Wet weather continued for the Southeast on Monday, while chances of showers and thunderstorms spread across the West Coast States.

In the East, a slow moving low lingered over the Southeast while an associated cold front pushed eastward across the southeastern corner of the nation.

Winds wrapping around the system pulled ample moisture from the Atlantic Ocean inland, kicking up areas of scattered light to moderate showers and periods of heavy rain across portions of the Lower Ohio Valley into the eastern Tennessee Valley and parts of the northern Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

While severe thunderstorms were not anticipated with this system, prolonged showers and periods of heavy rainfall continue the threat of flooding across the region.

In the West, a closed low began to move inland across California, bringing scattered showers and chances of thunderstorms to northern California, the Sierra Nevadas, and parts of the southern and central California coast and valleys. Elsewhere in the West, areas of scattered showers and high elevation snow developed across the Four Corners and into areas of western Texas.

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................85 Edinburg, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................82 Miami, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................23 Stanley, Idaho

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

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................45 Cape Lisburne, Alaska

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.02 Lincolnton, N.C.

ON THIS DATE....... On this date in 1937, the dirigible Hindenburg burst into flames and came crashing down in New Jersey, killing 35 people. The landing of the aircraft was initially delayed due to a thunderstorm. Although the reason for this disaster is still unclear, it is possible that a tiny spark from the thunderstorm ignited the highly flammable hydrogen.

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