Weather across the nation on October 12, 2016

A cold frontal boundary stretched southwestward from the Great Lakes to the southern Plains.

This frontal boundary collided with a relatively warm air mass which lead to the development of showers and thunderstorms across the upper Midwest, the upper Mississippi Valley, the middle Mississippi Valley, the central Plains and the southern Plains.

Coffeyville, Kansas, reported a midday total of 1.63 inches of rain. Green Bay, Wisconsin, reported a midday total of 0.68 of an inch of rain. Temperatures plummeted 10 to 15 degrees below normal across the upper Intermountain West and the northern Plains.

Freeze warnings were issued for southeast South Dakota, Nebraska, northern Kansas, northwest Missouri, Iowa, southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Cut Bank, Montana, recorded a morning low of 5 degrees. Spearfish, South Dakota, recorded a morning low of 21 degrees.

Just to the east, scattered showers popped up along the eastern half of the Florida Peninsula. High pressure kept most of the Southeast, the Mid-Atlantic and New England clear of precipitation.

Meanwhile, showers approached the Northwest and began to fall along the western edge of Washington. The majority of the Pacific Northwest, the Great Basin and the Southwest experienced a dry weather pattern on Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:

HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................92 Ingleside, Texas

HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................99 La Grange, Texas

LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................5 Cut Bank, Mont.

LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-4 Livingston, Mont.

HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................62 Igiugig AP, Igiugig, AK, Alaska

HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.63 Coffeyville, Kan.

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