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A developing storm rolled out of the Rockies and into the Plains on Thursday and allowed for strong thunderstorms to develop from western Kansas, through parts of Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. This severe weather could come in the form of large hail, strong winds, and even tornadoes in the afternoon and evening hours.

Meanwhile, another low pressure system moved slowly up the eastern seaboard from South Carolina to Virginia. Some rain from this system spread inland from South Carolina through the New Jersey coast. In addition, some precipitation developed to the north from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and into Maine.

Monsoon moisture continued to produce scattered showers and thunderstorms in the Southwest, spreading into Southern California as well.

THURSDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................106 Needles, Calif.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................109 Naples, Fla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................33 Saranac Lake, N.Y.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................62 Barrow, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................53 Rapid City, S.D.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................3.73 Hurlburt Field, Fla.

ON THIS DATE....... Fog factored into the Andrea Doria disaster on this date in 1956. In dense fog, the Swedish-American liner Stockholm collided with the ocean liner near Nantucket, Mass. The tragedy took 52 lives.

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