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The fourth named storm of the tropical Atlantic hurricane season formed Wednesday.

Tropical Storm Dorian was well out in the Atlantic Ocean and will not pose a threat to any major landmasses for several days. This storm will need to be watched over the next several days, however, to determine if it will be a threat to land in the long term.

Elsewhere, scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms developed through the Southeast ahead of a front that stretched from Oklahoma through Maryland.

Monsoon moisture continued to instigate showers and thunderstorms through the Southwest, while much of the rest of the country remained dry.

The Southeast rose into the 80s and 90s, while the Southern Plains saw temperatures in the 90s and 100s. The Northeast rose into the 70s, while the Southwest saw temperatures in the 90s and 100s.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................107 Needles, CA

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................114 Stuart, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................38 Cadillac, MI

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................24 Barrow, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................55 Okmulgee, Okla.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................3.21 Mena, Ariz.

ON THIS DATE....... Weak tropical storm Claudette roamed ashore over southeastern Texas on this date in 1980. Alvin, Texas, reported 43 inches of rain to set the 24 hour rainfall record for the United States.

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