Weather across the nation on November 4, 2016

An area of low pressure rotated over the Four Corners. This system drew moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, which led to the development of rain and thunderstorms across the region.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for southeast Arizona, while flash flood warnings were issued in southwest New Mexico. Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico, reported a midday total of 1.60 inches of rain. Socorro, New Mexico, reported a midday total of 1.13 inches of rain.

To the east, a cold frontal boundary extended southwestward from the western Atlantic to the western Gulf Coast. Showers and isolated storms fired up along and near this frontal boundary across parts of the southern Mid-Atlantic, the Southeast and the Gulf Coast. Edenton, North Carolina, reported a midday total of 0.69 of an inch of rain. Oceana Naval Air Station, Virginia, reported a midday total of 0.68 of an inch of rain.

A light mixture of rain and snow lingered over portions of northern Maine. Cool and dry air prevailed across the remainder of New England. Boston recorded a midday high of 55 degrees. Portland, Maine, recorded a midday high of 51 degrees.

High pressure brought above normal temperatures to the northern and central Plains, as well as the middle and upper Mississippi Valley. Some states spiked 10 to 25 degrees above normal on Friday. Minneapolis, Minnesota, recorded a midday high of 60 degrees.

In the West, a cold frontal boundary approached the West Coast. This frontal boundary generated light showers in northwest Washington. Most of the Pacific Northwest, the Great Basin and California experienced dry weather on Friday.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................91 McAllen, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................95 Harlingen, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................12 Walden-Jackson Cnty AP, Wa, Colo.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-12 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................63 Mt. Washington, N.H.

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.34 Del Rio Laughlin AFB, Texas

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