SHARECOMMENTMORE

Heavy rain remained possible along the Central Gulf Coast on Monday, while scattered showers continued in parts of the East.

Sufficient moisture over the southeastern quadrant of the nation supported showers and thunderstorms in the region as a nearly stationary front lingered from the Central Gulf Coast through the region to the South Carolina coast.

Stronger storms in the region were capable of producing locally heavy rainfall, strong wind gusts and lightning. Today's rainfall combined with recent heavy rains during the weekend maintained threats of flooding in the Florida Panhandle, western and central Georgia, and coastal areas of the Carolinas.

Rivers mainly in the Florida Panhandle and extreme southern Alabama were expected to remain at action stage or experience minor flooding. In addition to rain and thunderstorms, a moderate risk of rip currents continued for these coastal areas on Monday.

Outside of this area, scattered showers and chances of thunderstorms continued northward through the Tennessee Valley into the southeastern Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic.

Meanwhile in the North, a cold front continued eastward across the north-central U.S. this afternoon and supported chances of showers and thunderstorms from the Northern Plains into northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin.

Out West, monsoonal moisture triggered afternoon and evening shower and thunderstorm activity in the Four Corners. Meanwhile, low pressure located near the central California coast triggered chances of thunderstorms in California and heightened fire weather conditions in central and northern parts of the state.

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................105 Phoenix, Ariz.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................109 Goodyear, Ariz.

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................36 Stanley, Idaho

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

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................54 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.77 Orangeburg, S.C.

ON THIS DATE....... Some interesting hurricane facts have occurred on this date in history. The first recorded hurricane in U.S. history hit Pensacola, FL in 1559. Also, a powerful 1788 hurricane tracked from New Jersey to Maine through current population centers. Finally in 1969, dying Camille created flash floods and landslides in Virginia, killing 151 people and causing 140 million dollars damage.

SHARECOMMENTMORE