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A cold front extended from the lower Mississippi Valley, across the Tennessee Valley, the Ohio Valley and the eastern Great Lakes on Friday. As warm, humid air streamed northward ahead of this frontal boundary, numerous areas of showers and thunderstorms developed.

The strongest storms focused over the eastern Ohio Valley, the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, as flash flood warnings were issued in eastern Pennsylvania. Flash flood warnings were also issued across a handful of other states, as Bridgeport, Connecticut, reported a midday total of 1.39 inches of rain, while Portland, Maine, reported a midday total of 1.26 inches of rain. Isolated showers and thunderstorms developed across portions of the Southeast and the eastern Gulf Coast, as flood advisories were issued in eastern Tennessee.

Tampa Macdill Air Force Base, Florida, reported a midday total of 1.95 inches of rain, while Brookhaven, Mississippi, reported a midday total of 2.09 inches of rain. High pressure kept conditions clear across the Midwest, the central Plains and the southern Plains on Friday.

Meanwhile, a separate cold front stretched from the Great Basin to the upper Intermountain West. A low pressure system along the eastern end of the frontal boundary ushered scattered showers and thunderstorms across the Pacific Northwest and the Intermountain West. Thunderstorms also formed over portions of New Mexico. High pressure brought warm, dry conditions to the Desert Southwest, as Blythe, California, recorded a midday high of 105 degrees.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................105 Blythe, Calif.

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................108 Kingsville NAS, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................28 Bryce Canyon, Utah

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................7 Juneau, Alaska

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................62 Boothville, La.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.09 Brookhaven, Miss.

ON THIS DATE....... On this date in 1907, Tamarack, California, set a national low temperature record for the month of June when it recorded -2 degrees. Additionally, the town received 42 inches of new snow from the 10th to the 13th to bring the ground cover to a depth of 130 inches.

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