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More showers and thunderstorms developed across much of the nation on Friday as multiple weather features moved over the country.

In the East, a low pressure system in eastern Canada finally pushed a cold front offshore and into the Atlantic Ocean. A few scattered showers persisted for the far eastern regions of the Carolinas, far northern Maine, and southern Florida as the system slowly moved offshore. High pressure built in behind this system, which brought a break in wet weather for the Eastern Valleys.

However, just to the north, another trough of low pressure over the Great Lakes created a front that brought storms to parts of the Great Lakes extending into the Northern Plains and Mid-Mississippi River Valley. Some of these storms turned severe with periods of heavy rainfall and flooding.

Manhattan, Kan., saw the heaviest rain on Friday with a midday total of 1.88 inches of rain. There was a slight chance of large hail and strong winds issued across the Plains on Friday from eastern Montana and Wyoming through Missouri and northern Arkansas.

In the West, a low pressure system over the Pacific Northwest brought periods of heavy rain to parts of Washington, northern Idaho, and Montana. Meanwhile, limited monsoonal moisture kicked up a few thunderstorms over the Four Corners.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................104 Altus, Okla.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................115 Hugo, Okla.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................24 Truckee-Tahoe, Calif.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................20 Truckee-Tahoe, Calif.

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................72 Beaumont, Texas

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.88 Manhattan, Kan.

ON THIS DATE....... Weak hurricane Erin first came ashore near Vero Beach, Fla., on this date in 1995. The hurricane weakened over land to a tropical storm before moving over warm Gulf of Mexico water and re-generating into a hurricane. When moving back ashore near Pensacola Fla., the hurricane had sustained winds of 94 mph.

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